Saturday, October 16

Lava has already devastated more than 1,000 buildings on La Palma

The volcanic eruption of the volcano in Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, which celebrates its thirteenth day of emissions this Friday, has already destroyed more than 1,000 buildings in its passage through the municipalities of El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte, according to the latest update of the European satellite Copernicus.

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In addition, more than 20 kilometers of roads are affected and the hectares covered by lava exceed 338, among them, about 17 that correspond to the new fajana or lava delta that is being created on the coast of Tazacorte and that measures half a kilometer in length. width, approximately.

According to some volcanologists from the National Geographic Institute (IGN), a new eruptive mouth has appeared at the rear of the secondary cone, some 400 meters further north, which has created a second tongue of lava that runs towards the sea. In addition, seismic activity in the south of the island is still active, with a dozen earthquakes with magnitudes between 3 and 4 in the last hours.

In fact, in the last night eight new earthquakes were registered, the most intense in the municipality of Mazo, of magnitude 3.5 and at a depth of 13 kilometers.

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