The new wash produced after the collapse yesterday Saturday of the northern part of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the island of La Palma, has destroyed the few buildings that remained standing north of the Todoque neighborhood.
This has been reported this Sunday by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Invocan), the lava is flowing in the area at a temperature reaching 1,240 degrees.
Likewise, experts warn of the current situation in relation to southern flank of the volcano cone, next to the main stream, it is worrying due to the large mass of lava that is concentrated at that point.
Lava moves at 700m / h at the industrial park zone at 13.30 Canarian time / Lava moves at 700m / h at the industrial park zone at 13.30 Canarian time pic.twitter.com/q7TCuYNpef
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The volcano already devastates 525 hectares
Three weeks after the first eruption, the Cumbre Vieja has already destroyed an area of 525 hectares and the maximum width of its wash reaches 1,520 meters, in an explosive eruptive phenomenon that yesterday caused a hard night of noise and permanent discomfort for the residents of Aridane.
The technical director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Miguel Ángel Morcuende, thanked at the press conference after the meeting of the scientific and management committees that follow the eruptive phenomenon “civility” of the inhabitants of the Valley of Aridane, which are very close to the volcano and are subjected to noise and explosions on a daily basis.
It is a “quite unacceptable” environment for the usual quality of life in this region of La Palma, Morcuende stressed.
In turn, the scientific spokesperson for Pevolca, María José Blanco, has indicated that the amount of magma released varies between 39.6 million cubic meters, according to a calculation by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) based on diffuse emission of sulfur dioxide, and the 60 million cubic meters estimated by a satellite program.
This “dance of figures” gives an idea of the difficulty of calculating the volume of magma at the moment, has added María José Blanco, who has highlighted that according to the weather forecast of winds, tomorrow the ash cloud may affect the operation of the La Palma airport and it is not ruled out that also those of Tenerife.