Sunday, September 19, 2021

LIVE: Volcano erupts on La Palma in the Canary Islands

 

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 A volcano erupts on La Palma in the Canary Islands, sending fountains of lava and a plume of smoke and ash into the air from the Cumbre Vieja national park in the south of the island.

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  • Warnung auf La Palma: Vulkanausbruch könnte bevorstehen

     

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    •  El volcán Cumbre Vieja, situado en la isla española de La Palma, en el archipiélago atlántico de Canarias, entró este domingo en erupción después de más de una semana en la que se acumularon miles de seísmos en la zona.

    En la zona se aprecia ya una enorme columna de materiales volcánicos, según pudo presenciar EFE.

    El Instituto Geográfico Nacional y el Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias venían registrando desde el 11 de septiembre una importante acumulación de miles de pequeños terremotos en el entorno de la Cumbre Vieja, con focos que comenzaron a más 20 kilómetros de profundidad, pero que fueron ascendiendo progresivamente hasta la superficie.
    Desde comienzos de la semana, la isla se encontraba en semáforo amarillo por riesgo volcánico en esa zona (nivel 2 de 4).

     

1 comment:

  1. A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma erupted on Sunday, spewing lava, smoke, and ash, and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents.

    This is the first time the Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, has erupted since 1971.

    Spain’s Civil Guard police force said they are evacuating between 5,000 to 10,000 residents from the affected area.

    So far, the smoke and lava have already affected four major highways.

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday that he was postponing his upcoming trip to New York, where he was set to attend the UN General Assembly, and would instead travel to La Palma.

    The eruption was predicted by Spanish scientists who began to note elevated seismic activity in the area. Over the past eight days, around 25,000 small earthquakes were detected.

    Several Spanish scientists have told local media that the eruption could last weeks, with the lava eventually flowing into the ocean.

    Although rare, it appears to be a normal eruption and has not impacted the small island’s airport.

    Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said on Sunday that no deaths or injuries have been reported.

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