Thursday, December 2

VIDEO: They capture “lava tsunami” in the volcano of La Palma

“One of our teams was able to film today a real ‘tsunami’ of lava,” tweeted the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute.

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The Canary Islands Volcanological Institute published a video on its Twitter account in which a “lava tsunami” can be seen, referring to a lowering of this material at a considerable speed, in the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma.

“One of our crews was able to film a real ‘tsunami’ of lava today. Impressive speed and overflowing of the lava channel ”, said the institute in its official Twitter account; this is the video:

A little less than a month after the eruption began, it seems that the activity in the volcano of La Palma has no end; In the last hours, dozens of earthquakes have been registered on the island, of which three were noticeable to the population, while the most violent, had a magnitude of 4.5 degrees, occurred in the early morning.

On the other hand, before the advance of the wash in La Laguna, the population was evacuated. The lava washed away a supermarket and crossed a soccer field; In the following video, you can see images of the lava flow in the main cone at 2:00 p.m. local time:

For his part, the technical director of the body that supervises the evolution of the eruption, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, explained this Thursday that the advance of this wash in the last hours led to the preventive evacuation of the people who had not yet been evicted, and According to the census, there are about 400.

Morcuende, director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca) he has insisted that these are preventive evacuations carried out with enough time “so that no one feels overwhelmed.”

He also reported that sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano remain high, with values ​​of 15,995 tons per day, and the height of the ash and gas column reaches 2,600 meters.

Since it erupted on September 19, the volcano has already devastated an area of ​​more than 550 hectares and destroyed about 1,300 buildings., while more than 100 are at risk due to the path taken by the recent washings.

On October 10, the same account of the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands published another video in which it is appreciated that the volcano expels rocks that could well be compared to a 3-story house.

The activity at the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma has been the protagonist of several images that have impacted netizens worldwide.

You can also read:
VIDEO: La Palma volcano ejects rock the size of a house
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