La Palma volcano eruption increases emission of ash and lava

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La Palma volcano eruption increases emission of ash and lava
La Palma volcano eruption increases emission of ash and lava. image: [email protected]

La Palma volcano eruption increases emission of ash and lava

Carmen Lopez, the national director of Volcanic Surveillance of the National Geographic Institute (IGN), and spokesperson for the Pevolca Scientific Committee has given her press conference today, Tuesday, November 2. Ms Lopez explained that the Cumbre Vieja volcano is still emitting a considerable volume of ash and lava, as it has done now for the three previous days.

The entire west and northeast sector of the island of La Palma is covered with ash deposits, a phenomenon that has been accompanied by short episodes of audible bursts that Ms Lopez stressed could be caused by intense degassing.

She also pointed out that in the last hours the high rate of lava emission from the volcano continues on the northwest flank of the main cone. In what is now classed as the pouring zone 11 there has been a slight advance of the lava flow moving towards the west, approaching the LP-211 highway.

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Ash and sulphur dioxide are currently being expelled in an east-southeast direction. This presents an unfavourable scenario for the next 36 hours for the operation of La Palma airport, and its airspace. Tomorrow, Wednesday 3, there is a probability of weak rains in the northwest of La Palma, which may be locally moderate during Thursday.

Seismicity continues to be located in the same areas and at the same depths of between 10 and 15km and some deeper than 20 km. The maximum magnitude in the last 24 hours has been a 4.6 mbLg earthquake that occurred yesterday at 8:24pm, at a depth of 36km, and felt slightly in La Gomera, and Tenerife, as reported by levante-emv.com.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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