Volcanoes on La Palma suddenly “much more aggressive” – ​​new earthquakes shake the island

Volcanoes on La Palma suddenly "much more aggressive" - ​​new earthquakes shake the island
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The volcano at Cumbre Vieja on La Palma does not come to rest. Experts are anticipating more outbreaks in the coming days.

Update from October 3, 2021, 8.45 am: The earthiness of Cumbre Vieja on La Palma offers no rest. The volcano, which erupted two weeks ago on the Canary Islands, has now become “even more aggressive”, according to officials. Further cracks have opened up on the mountain, from which lava comes out and flows towards the sea.

During the night, the island of La Palma was also shaken by further earthquakes. Authorities recorded a total of eight seismic movements with a magnitude of up to 3.5 on the Richter scale. According to experts, these types of earthquakes indicate more volcanic activity in the coming days.

La Palma: New flow of lava after volcanic eruption – thousands of people evacuated

Update from October 2, 2021, 8:10 pm: About 3,800 residents of directly affected areas are allowed to leave their homes just two weeks after the volcano erupted on the Canary Islands of La Palma. The reason for this has been attributed by local authorities to the improvement in air quality, especially in places where curfew has been imposed in the last few days. These include the cities of Los Llanos, Tazacorte and El Paso, south of La Palma.

A volcano at Cumbre Vieja on La Palma continues to eject lava.

© Kike Rincona

Nevertheless, a stream of hot lava paves its way over La Palma. Officials said more than a thousand buildings were destroyed by the lava, which was about 1000 degrees Celsius. 6,000 residents in several villages have since been evacuated. The German Press Agency quotes an elderly man on the site with the words: “Here you can see a lot of people crying all the time”.

La Palma: New Lava Flow After Volcano Eruption – Curfew Due to Toxic Gases

First report October 2, 2021, from 4:29 pm onwards: Las Palma – A new lava flow is making its way to the Canary Islands of La Palma. about two weeks later Cumbre Vieja . the eruption of a volcanoA new stream has formed on the slope of the mountain. This was given by the French news agency AFP, citing information received from the Spanish Institute for Geology and Mining.

Curfew has been imposed in two places due to the ongoing activity of the volcano on La Palma. Citizens of Los Llanos de Ariadne and El Paso are not allowed to leave their homes until further notice. The reason for this is the poisonous gases that could have been released from the volcanic eruption. This is reported by the online edition of ARD Tagesschau. Around 3,500 people are said to be affected by the curfew.

Volcanic eruption on La Palma: lava reaches into the sea around the island

Since the start of the current volcanic eruption on La Palma, more than 80 million cubic meters of lava have been released. This was informed by the President of the Canarian Regional Government, ngel Victor Torres. Last week lava reached the sea around the island for the first time. Since then there has been more than 20 hectares of headland. It continues to grow and significantly enlarges the island of La Palma. If lava hits water, it cools quickly. A large amount of smoke and toxic gases are released from it, so a 3.5 km safety zone has been created.

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So far the inhabitants of the island of La Palma descended lightly. Neither injured nor dead. Of the island’s approximately 85,000 inhabitants, 6000 had to be evacuated. Air traffic to the popular island with tourists sometimes had to be suspended altogether. The volcanic lava also destroyed hundreds of buildings and hundreds of hectares of banana plantations.

The volcanic eruption of Cambre Vieja on the Canary Islands of La Palma is not over yet.

© Miguel Calero / Imago

Volcanic eruption on La Palma: the last eruptions happened a long time ago

On Sunday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who has visited La Palma twice since the outbreak began, wants to return to the island.

The volcano last erupted in 1971 and 1949. A total of three people died in these outbreaks. Two of them died due to poisonous gas. (heart/dpa) * fr.de is an offer ippn.media

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