January 20, 2022 5:46 pm

Overflow to the south of the wash engulfs new buildings

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The La Palma volcano has reactivated a southern wash, which overflows in the Cogote mountain and advances “slowly” to the path of La Majada, where it has engulfed enough buildings and it has slowed down its destructive capacity.

The technical director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Miguel Ángel Morcuende, has reported that the main contribution of lava flows through lava tubes, Mainly in washes 7, 8 and 10, “scarce” compared to previous days.

The spokeswoman for the scientific committee, Carmen López, has indicated that the eruptive process is far from the persistent stability necessary to speak of a final phase of the activity, since it must reach “low and very low levels” and these values ​​be “persistent and stable»While you are now high.

The seismicity has decreased and the deformation of the ground registered yesterday in station LP03 has reversed, while the emission of sulfur dioxide has decreased but it continues to warn of magma availability, so that we cannot speak of a short completion. term of eruptive activity.

The area affected by lava is 1,146 hectares, 2 more, and there are 350 affected hectares of crops, 1.53 more, of which 217.37 correspond to banana trees, 61.2 to vineyards, and 26.72 to avocado.

In addition, there are 412 hectares of banana trees, 128 of vineyards and 84 of avocados, affected by ash.

As the UME reported yesterday, Carmen López has confirmed Carmen López the location of a centrally depressed fissure in a north-south direction about 100 meters away and south of the central building of the volcano, where there is no emission of gases or other observables.

The air quality it has ranged from reasonably good to fair levels, and the concentration of PM10 particles has worsened, albeit due to the entry of a hazy Saharan air front.

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