Wednesday, October 20

Scientists warn that the eruption of La Palma will not end in the short or medium term

The indicators that scientists monitor at the La Palma volcano, especially sulfur dioxide emissions, suggest that the end of the eruption will not occur in the short or medium term, as confirmed by the committee’s spokesperson. scientist of the Volcanic Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands (Pevolca), María José Blanco.

The volcano is releasing a plume of gases 3,000 meters high with high amounts of sulfur dioxide, 17,774 tons per day, and that measurement would have to drop to 100 to think that the eruption is over.

The other two parameters that determine the energy of the volcanic system, the deformation of the ground and the seismicity, also maintain stable values ​​with respect to previous days.

The technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, has reported that the lava flow from the north flank of the volcano, which flows to the west and northwest and that on Tuesday forced the evacuation of some 800 residents of the La Laguna neighborhood, in Los Llanos of Aridane, “it advances very slowly” and it is possible that “aborts, that does not return to walk”.



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