Tuesday, December 7

The lava reaches the sea through a third point, on the strip of the San Juan volcano

The lava from the La Palma volcano has reached the sea through a third point, above the fajana that formed the San Juan eruption (1949), Vicente Soler, a volcanologist at the Higher Center for Scientific Research (CSIC), informed Efe.

The lava that at this new point has reached the sea this Monday comes from the spill that ran through the strip in 1949 in the northernmost area, almost attached to the lava delta that has buried the Guirres beach.

The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) has published a video in which it is observed that the two fajanas have joined.

The direction of the volcanic emergency, in the update of the eruptive process issued on the morning of this Monday morning, November 15, regarding the lava flows, indicated that a part of the lava is concentrated in the area of ​​the Pedregal road, while the other part of the energy advances towards the lava strip, but with less effusiveness than on other days.

He also pointed out that the accesses from the south highway to the coast and the area of ​​influence of the eruption are closed due to air quality, reports the Cabildo de La Palma.

The Steering Committee of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Emergencies for Volcanic Risk of the Canary Islands (Pevolca) of the Government of the Canary Islands, in the press conference held this Sunday reported that the contribution of lava flows through the existing flows in a single channel that it forks at times, especially in the lower area, and reaches the sea at three points.

The technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, explained that lavage 9, located at lower elevations in the southernmost area, is the one with a greater contribution of lava, while zones 1 and 2 also have contribution, but in less quantity compared to yesterday. The rest of the washes are kept stopped.

The area affected by the volcanic eruption reaches 1,019.79 hectares, 1.12 hectares more than in the last update, growth corresponding to the lava delta. The maximum width between casts remains at 3,100 meters.


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