The lava from the palm volcano is reactive and advanced towards the sea

The last lava pound of the volcanic eruption of La Palma has surpassed the neighborhood of Equalque, in Los Llanos de Aridane, and is 1,600 meters from the coas

The lava from the palm volcano is reactive and advanced towards the sea

The last lava pound of the volcanic eruption of La Palma has surpassed the neighborhood of Equalque, in Los Llanos de Aridane, and is 1,600 meters from the coast.

The technical director of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Attention for Volcanic Risk of Canarias (pevolca), Miguel Ángel Morcuende, reports that about 7:00 pm, the lava wash has exceeded everything, evacuated a few days ago, and He has traversed the LP-213 road at the height of the town.

This laundry runs approximately 150 meters to the west of the center of this population nucleus.

Morcende explains that the front of the cast was over 20:15 hours about 1,600 meters in a straight line of the coast, northeast, bordering the mountain of allow, but points out that the path of lava will be adequate to the characteristics of the terrain.

This situation has not generated new evictions since the direction of the cast is still within the established exclusion zone, and all the inhabitants had previously evicted.

However, and taking into account the possibility of arrival of lava to the sea in the next few hours in the coastal area of the Municipality of Tazacorte and in prevention of possible emanations of harmful gases for the health of people, the Government of Canarias has ordered the confinement From the areas of San Borondon, Marina Ally, Marina Low and the Countess in application of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Attention by volcanic risk. The measure has been launched from 11.30pm of this Sunday. It is still not known until when should be active.

The technical director of the plan indicates that the lava follows the journey of the main casting and its average speed is about 100 meters hour because it is hotter because it emanates from a greater depth of the volcano - about 10 kilometers - which makes it Increase your fluency.

In this regard, it details that the front of the tongue is being pushed by new lava that, although in the front of the laundry is cooling, its interior remains very hot, around 1,200 degrees, which makes it more fluid.

The average height of the cast is situated, in the front of it, between about four and six meters, and the maximum width of the tongue in about 600 meters, points out.

Morcuende recalls that you can continue to produce moments of greater explosiveness, which can be felt within a radius of about 5 kilometers away from the emitter center and generate crystal breakage, so remember that precautions are extreme.

On the fall of ashes in other areas of the island, explains that this circumstance will depend on the direction of the wind, and remember that although it does not affect health, it is important, to avoid respiratory and ocular problems, its correct manipulation : Use FFP2 masks, protective glasses, gloves and long-sleeved clothes.

Updated Date: 26 September 2021, 19:06

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