Wednesday, October 20

All eyes this Sunday, in the southern slope of the volcano cone in La Palma

The stream located south of the Cumbre Vieja volcano cone, on La Palma, close to the main stream, is the one that most worries experts this Sunday because it is an “important mass of lava.” This is reflected in the latest report from the Department of National Security published at 08:00 this Sunday with data from the Government of the Canary Islands and the National Geographic Institute.

The north flank of the La Palma volcano collapses

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In this update it is recalled that this Saturday the north flank of the cone of the volcano collapsed after registering a partial rupture of its wall at dawn on Friday, which has caused the exit of large blocks of material, “such as buildings of three plants “and the appearance of new washes.

These have caused the lava to reach the Camino de La Gata industrial estate and have reached new buildings and land. Involcan published a video this Saturday in which lava is seen sliding down a road in the polygon, burying the road and other constructions in its path.

So far, the total area affected by lava on the island amounts to about 500 hectares.

Regarding the fajana or lava delta, it continues its expansion in a north-south direction, feeding from various points and reaching an area of ​​32 hectares.

Air quality has improved compared to the previous days and is expected to continue that way throughout the day.

On the other hand, in the early hours of this Sunday, more than 20 earthquakes with depths of between 11 and 15 kilometers have been located with an average magnitude below 3, so it is not ruled out that they continue to occur. The highest magnitude has been in the municipality of Mazo, with a magnitude of 3.8.

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