A new lava flow erupted from the volcano on the island of La Palma on Saturday, and more than 1,000 buildings have already been engulfed or seriously damaged by magma currents. They estimate that the eruptions could last another month.

The partial collapse of the volcanic cone during the night gave birth to a new lava flow that began to follow a similar path up the Cumbre Vieja ridge towards the western coast of the island, to the sea.

The airport on the Canary Island of La Palma reopened this Saturday after 48 hours of being closed as a result of the volcanic ash caused by the Cumbre Vieja volcano.

Clouds of thick ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano forced the airport to interrupt its activities last Thursday morning, for the second time since its eruption on September 19 on the island in the Atlantic archipelago of the Canary Islands, located off Morocco southeast of Spain.

“La Palma Airport is back in operation,” said the airport operator AENA, explaining that “cleaning work was continuing in the areas that are not yet operational.”

Technical and scientific experts visit town halls in the towns of Villa de Mazo and Fuencaliente, on the Canary Island of La Palma, to report on volcanological activity and “to reassure the population,” reported official sources from the local council.

The professionals held two informative talks in both municipalities to inform, in person and through a session that was also broadcast online, about the evolution of the volcanic eruption and transmit tranquility to the population.

In both encounters it was explained that “there is no evidence related to the appearance of a new lava emitting center far from the main cone of the volcano”, and it was reiterated “the inexistence of seismicity at levels close to the surface, given that the earthquakes recorded were they are between 10 and 15 kilometers deep ”.

Report by Adrián Cragnolini.


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