Cumbre Vega is still volatile. Another eruption occurred on Tuesday. The lava crept into the ocean and made the water smoke.
And another eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vega occurred on Tuesday. As a result, the air quality on the Canary Island of La Palma has deteriorated dramatically. Volcanic ash from the crater made the air unbreathable. Smoke spreads all over the island and reaches every corner of it.
“The airport has been closed and is likely to remain so for 48 hours due to unfavorable weather conditions,” said Miguel Angel Morquinde, technical director of the Spanish Pevolca Commission, which was set up to reduce volcanic risks. He urged Santa Cruz residents to wear face masks due to the high concentration of sulfur dioxide in the air.
Another tongue of lava from Cumbre Vieja reached the ocean around noon, a few kilometers north where the two previous streams hit the water. Lava is expanding the area of the island near the port in the municipality of Tazacorte.
Cumber Vega volcano. Destruction on the island
The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which began on September 19, caused the destruction of more than two thousand buildings, including more than a thousand residential homes. The lava has consumed more than 1,065 hectares of land. The authorities evacuated nearly eight thousand residents.
Main image source: PAP / EPA / MIGUEL CALERO
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