December 2, 2021

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Volcanic eruption in La Palma: New eruption at night – powerful volcanic eruption falls

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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 sea.

La Palma – A new volcano erupted in La Palma last night. A powerful volcanic eruption has occurred near Dakonde, according to a report by Canvolian volcanic research firm Involcan. Involcania tweeted “breathtaking vision” in a video showing the glowing red volcanic eruption. The lava flows in a path created by previous currents. It thickens and cools as it goes down.

La Palma: The volcano is still active

According to volcanic researchers, the various volcanic currents flowing down the slope of the Campre Vieja have entered a phase of “stability and slowness”. The second current, which appeared Sunday northwest of the volcanic cone, has also receded significantly. On the edge of Mount La Laguna, south of La Palma, it moves forward at a speed of only two meters per hour. The volcanic tongue, with a temperature of 1270 degrees, is now 160 meters from the sea. On Sunday, volcanic eruptions were rolling towards the sea at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

Maria Jose Blanco, regional director of IGN Geography, told the newspaper that the banana plantations were destroyed again on Monday. The world Quoted. Meanwhile, according to Copernicus satellite data, it only analyzes buildings without specifying the type, and categorized 1,956 destroyed and 60 partially damaged or dangerous buildings. There is a 1 meter thick lava layer over 760 hectares, of which 228.09 hectares are cultivated (128 hectares of banana plantations, 52 vineyards and 19 avocados).

Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Island

© Kick Rinkon / DPA

Scientists are still unsure whether the lava will reach the ocean Tuesday night with current flow and speed. It is certain that sooner or later the mass will reach the Atlantic and create a new headline. The main stream has been pouring into the sea for two weeks, creating a new pillow covering an area of ​​36 hectares already on Monday. It has about 50 football fields.

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Volcanic eruption in La Palma

The Cumbre Vieja (1,949 meters) volcano on the Canary Islands of La Palma erupted on September 19, 2021 for the first time in 50 years.
The massive volcanic eruption has now destroyed more than 1,800 buildings and nearly 790 hectares of land.
The canaries, which include popular holiday islands such as Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote, are of volcanic origin. Cambray Viza was considered a dormant volcano.

Volcano in La Palma: No air traffic on weekends

On Monday, meanwhile, flights resumed in La Palma after a two-day hiatus. But only for a few hours. Binter Airlines had to cancel the last four scheduled flights due to ash on the runway. The island’s airport operated over the weekend, but volcanic ash increased dangerously. Airlines like Pinder canceled flights.

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

Despite the difficult situation in La Palma, the island is trying to keep some default. More than a month later, the children returned to school for the first time in one of the worst-affected areas in the Ariden Valley. The start for more than 4,500 students and 600 teachers took place under difficult circumstances – in the gray rain, according to local media. They were locked in the classroom. Due to the poor air quality, the windows and doors had to be closed. Breaking into the school yard is prohibited. When leaving class, children should wear FFP2 masks, goggles and hats. It is not clear when the volcano will rest. Once The volcano takes a ghostly break A. (Ml) *Merkur.de An offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Rubriklistenbild: © Kike Rincón / dpa

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