Thursday, December 9

The La Palma volcano is one month old, leaving 763 hectares devastated and almost 2,000 buildings destroyed


After a month since the beginning of the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, the surface affected by the lava has already reached 763 hectares and 1,956 buildings have been destroyed, according to the latest report from the Department of National Security (DSN) issued at first time this Tuesday.

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National Security has also reported that the eruption is continuing and the main flow of the lava flows runs along the north flank, down the northern part of the previous flows, following trajectories towards the west and northwest, and within the area of current exclusion.

As for the wash that could reach the sea again, located to the southwest of the La Laguna mountain, it is located about 160 meters from the coast, although in recent hours it has slowed its progress to 2 meters per hour.


Air traffic at La Palma airport remains operational this Tuesday, but with delays in inter-island flights caused by the volcanic ash cloud, which already forms a column 4,200 meters high; Tenerife airport also operates normally, although yesterday Monday there were flight cancellations and diversions.

The direction of PEVOLCA, the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Emergencies due to Volcanic Risk, has recommended to the population of El Paso that at least until today, between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m., they remain indoors in view of the weather conditions. unfavorable for air quality that announce the intrusion of haze and wind coming from the sea.


Meanwhile, the DSN has communicated that this Tuesday the face-to-face classes in the two educational centers of Tazacorte have been suspended due to the possibility that the lava reaches the coast and after this Monday more than 4,500 students and almost 600 teachers from the Valley from Aridane, they will resume classes after a month.

From the National Geographic Institute (IGN) the data indicate that since last midnight the seismic activity on the island of La Palma has decreased slightly in relation to previous days, with 14 movements registered in the first hours of this Tuesday, most of they in Fuencaliente and only three in Mazo.

In the last hours, the earthquake with the greatest intensity, of 3.9, has taken place in the municipality of Fuencaliente, 37 kilometers deep, according to IGN measurements.



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