Tuesday, October 19

VIDEOS | New lava flows with blocks the size of buildings advance on La Palma

The fourth week of the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma begins, whose lava already affects an area of ​​more than 525 hectares. The activity of the volcano continues to leave spectacular images while the emergency services remain alert: the new wash that runs north of the main one can destroy areas that had been safe in the first days.

In this video, you can see the collapse of the north face of the cone of the La Palma volcano. This partial collapse caused new lava flows in various directions. At the moment they are passing through areas that have already been evacuated and within the exclusion area. They are constantly monitored and watched.

In this other video you can see the members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) and the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME) surprised by the size of the new flows generated after the rupture of the northern cone that has come to expel gigantic blocks of volcanic material – some the size of a three-story building – that float on rivers of lava.

Despite the new collapses of the cone, it is not expected that the new lava flows will change the trajectory that they are already following on the surface. This other video shows from a drone view how a new laundry sweeps the banana trees in its path and some buildings on their way to the sea.

At this time, the maximum width of the lava flow reaches 1,520 meters.


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