Monday, December 6

MAP | This is how La Palma has changed after eight weeks of volcanic eruption


La Palma has been erupting eight weeks this Sunday, almost two months since the volcano in Cumbre Vieja began its activity on September 19, forever changing the lives of thousands of neighbors and the orography of the pretty island.

Those affected by the La Palma volcano demand more specificity and immediacy in aid

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On this day, the European Union Earth Observation Program, Copernicus, has shared satellite images that precisely reflect the changes that La Palma has undergone since the beginning of the eruption. In them, you can see how the island has grown towards the sea and how the lava flows have been devastating more than a thousand hectares.

The Department of National Security (DSN) has reported this Sunday that the new lava delta or fajana that flows into the beach of Los Guirres continues to grow with contributions of lava, while the rest of the flows remain stable on this day.

Likewise, the area affected by the volcanic eruption now reaches 1,018.67 hectares.

Intermediate seismicity (between 10 and 15 kilometers), the report points out, remains at low values, consolidating the evolution recorded in recent days, while deep seismicity (from 20 kilometers) remains constant.

The meteorological conditions favor the operation of airports and the dispersion of polluting gases.

After the confirmation this Saturday of the first death as a result of the eruption, after falling from a roof while cleaning ash, the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca) reiterates the importance of complying with security measures when access to areas of exclusion.

No entry to the coast of the Aridane Valley

The Cabildo de La Palma has reported that this Sunday, November 14, the coast of the Aridane Valley will not be accessible through Fuencaliente due to the poor air quality in the area.





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