specialists Canary Islands Volcanic Institute (Involcan) compare the volcano’s strong flow at La Palma on Thursday (14) with a “tsunami of lava.”
Scientists said on a social network that images taken by the Involcan team on Earth showed that the lava flow is progressing “at an incredible speed”. (see video above).
Although scientists compared, the flow had nothing to do with the risk that a volcanic eruption would trigger a tsunami off the Brazilian coast, which It’s still too far.
volcano old summit He’s been in intense activity for 26 days, pouring rivers of lava that leave a trail of destruction wherever they pass until they touch the sea.
Lava destroyed more than 1,600 buildings on the island. About 7,000 people were forced to flee their homes, 300 of them on Thursday alone.
Earlier, a Earthquake With a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale, it hit the island of La Palma in the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands.
According to the Spanish Geographical Institute, the earthquake is the strongest since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Just this morning, about 60 earthquakes were felt on the island. Earthquakes, caused by seismic activity, are common during eruptions.
As the number of buildings damaged by lava increases, more people are forced to leave their homes, and there are also restrictions on movement due to ash and toxic gases.
Cumbre Vieja volcano, in La Palma, pictured from October 11 – Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP
The photo shows the house surrounded by lava from the volcano in La Palma
La Palma is part of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean located northwest of Africa whose economy is based on the cultivation of canary bananas and tourism.
“This is certainly the most dangerous eruption of a volcano in Europe in the last 100 years,” said the head of the local government, Angel Victor Torres. The only good news is that so far no one has been hurt.”
Cumbre Vieja erupted on September 19 and there is no possibility of hot rock flows to stop the flow from the volcano.
The molten lava has already destroyed nearly 600 hectares of land.
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