Ash is a new challenge faced by the technicians of the Institute of Earth Sciences. The solution is to place probes to predict whether a new volcanic mouth can be opened on the island of La Palma. The ashes can reach two meters in height and even cover the pine trees.
We take measurements of the ash fall. The volume of tephra is estimated between 8 and 9 million m3 since the beginning of the eruption / We take measurements of the ashfall. The volume of tephra is estimated between 8 and 9 million m3 since the beginning of the eruption @ManchesterVolc pic.twitter.com/J0LhnL88yc
— INVOLCAN (@involcan) October 13, 2021
The language that runs through the northwest, which forced the evacuation of 800 residents last Tuesday, is losing power; however, the southernmost arm accumulates the maximum energy from the emitting center and moves at about 50 meters per hour.
The Pevolca Plan
The Special Plan for Volcanic Emergencies of the Canary Islands (PEVOLCA) has ordered the evacuation of new neighborhoods in the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane due to the advance forecast of the wash.
The air quality is good and the east wind is expected, which will allow the ash to move west towards the sea. At the moment all the Canarian airports are fully operational.
The President of the Canary Islands reported on the end of the scale for the allocation of the first 18 homes and the provision of another 40 homes in the coming days. In addition, different housing solutions are being studied to immediately resolve the situation of people who have lost their homes.
On the other hand, in addition to the desalination plants installed to supply irrigation water, a tanker chartered by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge is scheduled to arrive in the area today.