Wednesday, October 27

The volcanic tremor increases on La Palma this Wednesday as the flows from the north and south advance destroying everything in their path

As a result of the collapse of the volcano cone last Saturday, the lava flow is undergoing variations, explained the Department of Homeland Security (DNS) a few minutes ago through its social networks. So far, there are three streams: the one that runs further north, and that this Sunday forced the preventive evacuation of at least 800 people; and two other languages, the original one, which barely has a lava contribution and another one further south, which has affected new constructions within the security parameter.

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Also, the volcanic tremor signal has increased in recent hours, which could indicate a higher gas content in the magma that comes out of the eruptive center.

At the moment, the lava has affected 656 hectares and has destroyed 1,458 buildings as it passes through the territory, according to the latest update of Copernicus, the European Union’s observation program. Specifically, this radar update corresponds to the one carried out on October 12 at 06.50 am. In this way, the hectares affected by the eruption of the volcano have increased by 86.4 in relation to the previous 43 hours.

For their part, the buildings detected destroyed experienced an increase of 135.

The meteorological conditions this Sunday favored the improvement of air quality, which allowed the lifting of the confinement of 3,500 residents, decreed last Monday. Likewise, the airports of the Canary Islands continue to operate, although the airlines are canceling operations to La Palma.

The ash emission height reaches 3,500 meters and moves from the west turning east and south.

On the other hand, seismicity continues with a depth of between 4 and 35 kilometers and a maximum magnitude of 3.6.

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