Friday, December 3

La Palma volcano: lava reaches the sea and causes concern about the emission of harmful gases

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A woman watching the lava reaching the sea

Image source, Reuters


The lava reached the sea on Tuesday.

Lava from the volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands (Spain), which erupted nine days ago, reached the Atlantic Ocean this Tuesday night.

Television images showed a river of lava falling from a cliff into the water and producing a large cloud of smoke.

Experts from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography who follow the advance of the lava live, said that “an impressive deposit of more than 50 meters in height is being generated” that continues to grow.

This event, which was already worrying the authorities, forced the Volcanic Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands (Pevolca) to ask residents of nearby neighborhoods to stay inside their homes.

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