In the early hours of Friday to Saturday, the Old Summit volcano released a new lava pouring that was added to the one who had just appeared in previous hours, but running over it, with greater fluidity and more speed than the first castings of The eruption, which tomorrow will turn an active week. As a consequence of this new emanation, the cone of the volcano has been partially broken.
The lava has covered since the eruption began last Sunday, September 19, a total of 190.7 hectares destroying 420 buildings, as well as 16 kilometers of roads, according to the latest satellite data of the Union Copernicus Program European
This new focus of an old summit emission is considered open from the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute but the positive part is that despite having broken the lava wash cone remains in these slow times, reports Europa Press.
In addition, the Technical Director of the Volcanic Emergency Plan of Canarias (pevolca), Miguel Ángel Morcuende, has explained at a press conference this morning that, despite the magnificence and speed of the activity of the volcano, this is however the usual type of Eruptions of the Canary Islands.
He has appealed to palm trees and public opinion to maintain calm with the evolution of the volcano because it is not in a "more explosive" phenomenon than a regular eruption of the Canary Islands.
On the partial collapse of the cone, the expert has affirmed that he has not had a greater incidence, unless there was a somewhat more fluid laundry by allowing the lava output from more interior areas.
"We are facing a distinct popular volcanic event, which means that the different emission centers that happen do so along a fissure, in this case northwest-southeast, in which a series of Issuing centers that can be switched off and other new ones appear or even reappearing the already turned off, "has said Saturday during the press conference after the Pevolca Steering Committee meeting.
Morcuende insisted that it is a "typical" eruption of the archipelago and that, although during the day of this Friday there was a significant increase in the energy of the eruption, "follows the usual canons", which does not exclude dangerousness, so that placed special emphasis on the need to extreme precautions, reports EFE.
He also applied that on the afternoon / night yesterday, on the northwest face of the crater, the opening of two emitting centers occurred, which have been refined in a single mouth, where a new castling that has been distributed above The previous cast, which has its end in the neighborhood of allow.
"This new cast, continued - has been very fluid because it comes from more interior parts of the boiler and is at the most temperature until it begins to be cooled on the surface and begins to slow down."
At this time, there is a lava-emitting center that is above the cracked mountain, being an emission that was running the first days and stopped emitting. "It does not generate restlessness but we are following it," she expanded.
As for the 160 people evicted on Friday, the technical director said they will keep at least at least 24 hours because even though the intensity increase of yesterday descended during the night, in the morning he climbed again. "We will have to give us 24 hours to evaluate if they can be safe in their homes," he tied.
He also requested the neighbors and professionals to move ash that are covered with a FFP2 mask and glasses to prevent the material from generating eye problems and lungs.
In this regard, he placed special emphasis that air quality for citizenship is good, remembering that there is a permanent follow-up of air quality and rejecting the Bulls as the one who says there could be acid rain. "There is no chance of acid rain," she remarked.Date Of Update: 25 September 2021, 11:19