Incredible images from volcano on the island of La Palma continue to do the rounds of the internet while it has taken place discharge settlements, as the lava is expected to extinguish at seaOn social media videos have been uploaded showing frame by frame the eruption of the volcano in the Canary IslandsThe
So far 5,000 people have been evacuated from villages on the island of La Palma, with local officials describing as “lucky” the fact that the volcano Kumbre Veha in Spain is located in a sparsely populated area.
Lava continues to flow in the river, having “swallowed” at least 20 houses in the village of El Paso. Pictures on social media show the lava entering the courtyards of houses and reaching the balconies of houses. The Institute of Volcanology in the Canary Islands had announced that when the lava reached the sea, possibly generate toxic gases -a scenario that does not seem to be confirmed. The Coast Guard has banned the passage of ships in the area, towards the western part of the island, where the lava is expected to reach the sea.
Ash and lava they do not stop coming out of the crater. The volcano is located in the Cumbre Vieja National Park, in the southern part of the island. The eruption occurred at 15.15 local time, Sunday 19 September 2021. The first recorded volcanic eruption in La Palma was in 1430, according to Spanish authorities. In the most recent expression, recorded in 1971, a man was killed while taking pictures near the area.
The eruption of the volcano and the 22,000 tremors in the Canary Islands
La Palma was on alert after more than 22,000 tremors were recorded in one week from the Kubre Vieha volcano, which belongs to a “chain of volcanoes”, which is the most active in the Canary Islands.
The last eruption of a volcano in the Canary Islands took place in 2011, on the island of El Hierro and was underwater. The Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez, who arrived in La Palma, had meetings during the day with local government officials, in order to be informed about all current developments. “We have all the resources and human resources, the people can sleep peacefully,” Sanchez said.
The island of La Palma (Spanish: La Palma) is the fifth largest island in the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located off the coast of Morocco. Its area is approximately 708.3 sq.km. and has a total population of 83,690 inhabitants according to the 2011 census.
The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de la Palma with 16,330 inhabitants. It is a volcanic island, like the whole archipelago, where the famous crater of the “Caldera de Taburriente” is located, the largest “erupting” in the world with a width of 9 km and a depth of 1,500 m.
La Palma Volcano: Lava may not reach the sea
Local emergency services officials in La Palma said in a recent report that lava from the volcano was moving at a slower rate than originally estimated, and is not expected to reach the AtlanticThe
The lava flow has covered almost half the distance from Kubre Vieha volcano to the coast. Earlier, authorities warned that there was a possibility of expressions and toxic gas clouds when the lava reached the sea. “It remains active and will continue to be active for the next few days,” it was announced during the press conference.
Earlier, the head of the Canary Islands in Spain, Angel Victor Torres, said there would be no need for other residents to leave their homes. “The lava is moving towards the shores and the damage will be only material. “According to experts, there are about 17 to 20 new government lava measures,” he said.