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La Palma / Volcanic eruption in Spain: New eruption at night – volcanic eruption still flowing

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The volcano in La Palma showed no weakness. The second lava flow falls on the northern slope and destroys the banana plantations. The current has not yet reached the ocean.

La Palma – A new volcanic eruption occurred in La Palma last night. According to Canadian volcanic research firm Involcan, a powerful volcanic eruption occurred near Dakante. Involcan tweeted for a video that showed the glowing red volcano flowing as “breathtaking sight”. The lava flows in a path created by previous currents. It will go further down when it is thicker and cooler.

La Palma: The volcano is still active

According to volcanic researchers, the various volcanic currents flowing down the slope of the Gumbre Viza have entered a phase of “stability and slowness”. The second eruption, which appeared Sunday in the northwest of the volcanic cone, was also significantly reduced. On the edge of Mount La Laguna, south of La Palma, it moves forward at a speed of only two meters per hour. With a temperature of 1270 degrees the volcanic tongue is now 160 meters from the sea. On Sunday, the volcanic mass will still be rolling towards the sea at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

Maria Jose Blanco, regional director of IGN Geography, told the newspaper on Monday that the banana plantations had been destroyed again. The world Quoted. Meanwhile, according to Copernicus satellite data, it only analyzes buildings without specifying the type, with 1,956 destroyed and 60 partially damaged or hazardous buildings classified. The 760-hectare one-meter-thick volcanic layer covers 228.09 hectares (128 hectares of banana plantations, 52 vineyards and 19 avocados).

Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Island

Ike Guy Rincon / DPA

Scientists believe it is uncertain whether the volcano will reach the ocean Tuesday night with current flow and speed. It is certain that sooner or later the masses will go to the Atlantic and create a new leadership. The main stream has been pouring into the sea for two weeks and on Monday forms a new headwaters that were already over 36 hectares. About 50 football fields are fitted in it.

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Volcanic eruption in La Palma

The Gumbre Viza (1,949 meters) volcano on the Canary Islands of La Palma erupted on September 19, 2021 for the first time in 50 years.
Large volcanic eruptions have now destroyed more than 1,800 buildings and nearly 790 hectares of land.
The canaries are of volcanic origin, including the popular holiday islands of Crane Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote. Gumbre Vija was considered a dormant volcano.

Volcano in La Palma: No air traffic on weekends

Meanwhile, on Monday, flights resumed in La Palma after a two-day suspension. But only for a few hours. Because the runway was gray, the airline had to cancel four of Binder’s last scheduled flights. The island’s airport was in operation over the weekend, but the volcanic ash increased dangerously. Airlines like Pinter canceled flights.

Volcanic eruption in La Palma – children wearing masks and glasses at school

Despite the difficult situation in La Palma, the island is trying to keep some default. For more than a month, children in the most affected area of ​​the Ariden Valley returned to school for the first time. The launch for more than 4,500 students and 600 teachers took place under difficult circumstances – in the gray rain – local media reported. They were locked in their classrooms. Due to the poor air quality, the windows and doors had to be closed. Spaces in the school yard are prohibited. When leaving class, children should wear FFP2 masks, goggles and hats with visors. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Once The volcano takes a ghostly break A (Ml) *Merkur.de Is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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