January 22, 2022 5:35 pm

Lava reaches the sea in an area of ​​cliffs on the coast of Tazacorte

The lava has fallen slowly and the only thing you can see in the distance are burning stones that fall into the sea, according to the broadcast carried out by Canary Television from a ship and the images provided from the ship of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography Ramón Margalef.

The darkness of the night does not allow to see the water vapor columns that supposedly have been formed by the thermal shock of the lava with the sea, columns that carry gases that can result toxic for the eyes, lungs and skin.

The columns of water vapor, which form when lava comes into contact with the sea, carry gases that can be toxic to the eyes, lungs and skin

As reported by EFE, a black smoke is found, which is part of the process that occurs when lava falls into the sea.

Lava has fallen into the sea from a height of about one hundred meters down a cliff located in the vicinity of El Guirre beach, in Tazacorte.

Evacuation of the area

Moments before the lava reached the sea, after 11 at night, the port area of ​​Tazacorte had been evacuated, where numerous journalists congregated, who had moved to the viewpoint of the El Time mountain.

From there you can see from a distance the fall of the lava by the cliff located slightly to the north of the place where the lava flows from the San Juan volcano fell in 1949.

After yesterday’s break in the volcanic eruption, the magmaAccording to specialists, it emerges from deeper areas so the lava is hotter and moves faster, especially in the last few meters.

Magma emerges from deeper areas so the lava is hotter and moves faster

The arrival of the lava occurs on the ninth day of the volcanic eruption of Old Summit and the final impulse was a lava flow that formed 28 hours ago.

These days volcanologists warn the population not to approach the lava river when it comes into contact with sea water because they can occur new explosions and also intensify the smoke that carries toxic substances for the eyes, lungs and skin.

However, they have clarified that the condition occurs within the two-kilometer exclusion zone and the four closest population centers are confined.

Image of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography of the arrival at sea of ​​the lava from the volcanic eruption of La Palma. / EFE | IEO


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