Volcanic eruption in La Palma: 1000 hectares destroyed by lava, incredible photos filmed by a drone

Volcanic eruption in La Palma: 1000 hectares destroyed by lava, incredible photos filmed by a drone

Nearly two months after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted in La Palma, impressive lava flows continue to rise around the crater.

We follow the activity of this volcano, which suddenly erupted last September, for 55 days. In recent days, the air quality has improved according to experts who continue to closely monitor seismic activity in Cumbre Vega.

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u25b6ufe0f 26 earthquakeu2b07ufe0f. Today’s highest volume 8:28 UTC: 4.3 MB at 38 km.
u25b6ufe0f Low levels of volcanic tremor (last small rise 12 hours)
u25b6ufe0f Station LP03 continues recording southward distortion (small)
u25b6ufe0f Column Height 8:45: 2900 m.

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– IGN-CNIG (IGNSpain) November 12, 2021

Thus, 26 earthquakes were recorded on Friday 12 November by the Spanish Geographical Institute, as noted by our colleagues from‘independent. One of them was particularly significant, with a magnitude of 4.8 at about 8:30 a.m. Scientists from the Pevolca Commission, the authority responsible for managing volcanic emergencies in the Canary Islands, also alerted from Thursday to the danger of a very strong earthquake.

The lava continues to flow

At the same time, lava continues to flow towards the sea, and this flow continues. The authorities claimed that 1,000 hectares of land was covered with magma.

On Tuesday, November 9, a new lava flow reached the ocean, forming a new delta near the first. A drone from the Military Emergency Unit (EMU) captured the impressive photos of the latter on Friday.

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