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Volcanic eruption on La Palma: Second lava flow just a few meters from the sea

2021-10-17T19:52:02.267Z

On La Palma, after the volcanic eruption, the second lava flow is about to reach the sea. The main stream has already made major changes.



On La Palma, after the volcanic eruption, the second lava flow is about to reach the sea.

The main stream has already made major changes.

La Palma - Lava has been running out of the volcano on La Palma for around a month.

It erupted for the first time in 50 years and caused massive damage on the Canary Island.

The 1270 degree hot lava makes its way towards the coast and destroys everything that stands in its way.

The second lava flow is expected to reach the sea on Monday (October 18).

Volcanic eruption on La Palma: Second lava flow will soon reach the sea

The unimaginably hot mass is around 200 meters from the sea, announced the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (Involcan) on Sunday afternoon (October 17).

The lava flow is moving forward at a speed of 15 meters per hour and is heading towards the sea cliffs.

The main stream has been pouring into the Atlantic for around two weeks, creating a new headland there that was about 36 hectares in size on Sunday.

To give you a better idea: about 50 soccer fields fit on this area.

The map of La Palma will have to be redrawn after the volcanic eruption.

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Fascinating: Two people watch the volcanic eruption on La Palma.

© Miguel Calero / Imago

Volcanic eruption on La Palma: Dozens of earthquakes - according to experts, the end is not yet in sight

The affected region on the Cumbre Vieja mountain range in the south of the island was again hit by dozens of earthquakes on Sunday.

Since the tremors with strengths of up to 4.6, according to the authorities, continue to take place at depths of more than 30 kilometers, they do not represent a significant danger. According to experts, however, the earthquakes indicate that the volcano will remain for some time will stay active.

"The end is probably not yet imminent," said the regional president of the Canaries, Ángel Víctor Torres, on Sunday.

Since the volcano became active again on September 19 for the first time in 50 years, according to the latest official information from Sunday, the lava has completely destroyed more than 1,800 buildings.

A total of 754 hectares were covered by a meter-thick layer of lava.

Around 7,000 residents have had to be brought to safety since the volcano erupted.

In Italy, too, a volcano threatens to erupt again after more than 130 years.

The great Vesuvius eruption is now 2000 years ago.

In Ercolano, researchers have again successfully found a spectacular skeleton from this period.

(ph / dpa)

List of rubric lists: © MIGUEL CALERO via www.imago-images.de

Source: merkur

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