Volcano on La Palma, last minute live |  The volcano emits between 40 and 60 million cubic meters of lava

Updated Monday, October 11, 2021 –
07:29

The La Palma volcano has already devastated an area of ​​525 hectares and the maximum width of its runoff reaches 1,520 meters.

DIRECT CANARY ISLANDS | The eruption of the volcano of La Palma continues

The volcn from Old Summit on The Palm it does not cease in its activity. The amount of magma released varies between 39.6 million cubic meters, according to a calculation by the Volcanological Institute of Canary Islands (Involcan) from the 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 this time.

07.28. The Canarian Government considers it “essential” to keep the UME on La Palma as it is not known when the eruption will end

The Minister of Public Administrations, Justice and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Prez, has seen “essential” to keep the Military Emergency Unit (UME) in The Palm to continue with the same ability to act as there is no date on when the eruption of the volcn.

“The maintenance of the capacity is essential for us. The idea of ​​the team, of the whole and that all the administrations are contributing to mitigate the impact of the eruption is essential with the perspective that this can be prolonged and our capacities are required,” he said. .

“There is an area where we have an eruption but in the rest of The Palm Ordinary activity continues as normal as possible, living with this damage. You can come, visit and continue with ordinary economic activities, “he observed.

07.01. Estimates of lava emission from the volcano vary between 39.6 and 60 million m3

Calculations of the amount of lava issued by the volcn from The Palm They vary between 39.6 and 60 million cubic meters (m3) depending on the measurement system used, a variation that highlights the difficulty of having an exact figure.

This was made clear this Sunday during the press conference after the one after the Scientific Committee and which was attended by the technical director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Miguel ngel Morcuende; and the director of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) in the Canary Islands, Mara Jos Blanco.

Precisely Blanco pointed out that Involcan stated at the meeting this Sunday that the value of the magma expelled from sulfur dioxide emissions reaches 39.6 million cubic meters.

Instead, to highlight the difficulty of reaching an exact data, he observed that the estimated value through a satellite measurement raises the figure to about 60 million cubic meters. “There is a dance of figures that at this time it is not possible to confirm,” he added.

07.00. The lava lake wall of the volcano is destroyed, causing large blocks to escape.

The wall of the lava lake volcn from The Palm It has been destroyed by an increase in the volume of lava emitted from the emitting center, which has caused the exit of big blocks that were dragged by the lava flow, down the northern part of the previous lava flows, following trajectories towards the west, within the exclusion zone.

The crankcase emission centers are still active and the appearance of new emission centers in the vicinity of the main cone, as well as other surface observables (visible gas emissions) within the exclusion zone, is not ruled out. The lvic pipes The existing ones favor the drainage of the lava flows towards the sea.


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