Saturday, December 4

Engraved next to the fajana an overflow of lava that falls down a cliff on the coast of La Palma

The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) has reported a few minutes ago that there has been a new overflow of the lava that advanced through the original stream, feeding the fajana. As can be seen in a video shared on social networks, the magmatic material has fallen down the side of the cliff towards Los Guirres beach, a paradise for tourists and, especially, for surfers.

A small lava overflow was detected in the two streams located south of the La Laguna mountain

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The lava that is falling on the Guirres beach seems insufficient so that it ends up reaching the sea imminently and forms a new strip, said David Calvo, spokesman for the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan).

Involcan technicians observe three areas of lava accumulation on the beach, all originating in the same stream, located between the one that formed the fajana and the one that reached the La Bombilla neighborhood.

The fall of the lava by the pronounced unevenness that exists before the Guirres beach is causing a column of brown smoke.

This is not the only lava overflow that has occurred in the last few hours. The Cabildo de La Palma reported this Tuesday that a small overflow has also been detected between the two streams that descended to the coast, south of the La Laguna mountain, although the lava continues to flow, mainly, through old streams so that is not causing additional damage. For its part, the Department of Homeland Security (DSN) announced that lava flows remain “stable and do not invade new surfaces.”

So far, the eruption that started on September 19 in Cumbre Vieja affects some 984 hectares, in which according to the latest data from the Cadastre, 1,452 buildings have suffered damage or are destroyed.

In addition, the recommendation is maintained not to go out on the street or do activities outside the home in the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso, Tazacorte, Puntagorda and Tijarafe due to poor air quality, and in case of being outside , you have to use FPP2 masks.

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