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The eruption of the Gumbre Viza volcano, which began last Sunday, intensified and was felt over much of La Palma, adding to the increase in emissions of pyroclastic material.
In addition, the amount of ash emissions has intensified, to the extent that airlines operate connections Palm They had to suspend flights from other islands in the archipelago (Pinter Canarias and Canaryfly).
With all of this in mind, the Special Program for Civil Defense against Volcanic Risk (Bevolka) has begun to evacuate more populations in Tijuana, Tacon de Ariba and Tacon de Abajo, so that the number of evacuees is higher than the previously counted 5,700.
190 hectares and 420 buildings were rushed
The latest measurements by the European Copernicus Observatory are unnecessary: the lava covered 190.7 hectares and destroyed 420 buildings and 15.2 kilometers of roads in its path, i.e. magma occupied 10.6 hectares of land in just eighteen hours. A further 30 buildings were destroyed.
These figures are likely to increase as Copernicus estimates are based on previous day’s measurements.
On the other hand, experts say the most advanced wash – reaching the Todok area, 1,200 people – practically did not move, and it does not seem that it will eventually reach the ocean.
However, one of the stops was reactivated (it is advancing at a speed of 12 meters per hour, although it has reached a peak of 33 meters / hour) and is carrying debris from the abyss after Wednesday’s eruption.
And two new ones flowing from the volcano this afternoon are moving slowly at a speed of 80 meters per hour.
The erupting column has reached an altitude of 6 kilometers above sea level and fine ash has already been found on the Canary Islands next to La Gomera, which not only complicated air traffic but also forced the telescope to close. De las Muchaschos Laboratory on top of La Palma.
The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Soil erosion continues to show a steady trend and the estimate of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions into the atmosphere continues at a rate of over 12,000 tons per day.
Assistance to the victim is diverse
Volcanic damage Palm They are plentiful, so the head of government, Pedro Sanchez, announced today that the whole island will be declared “Disaster ZoneFurther, it was informed that the administrators would approve immediate assistance to the victims.
In addition, work will begin on a multi-pronged long-term restructuring plan: urban planning and housing to rehabilitate the first roads and energy and water supply networks, promote renewables and launch a tourism resume project.
But the solidarity is evident not only from the aid agencies, but from the moment the volcano erupted.
An example of this is the farmers who make every effort to help the evicted people, and although this sector, which is mostly focused on bananas, has an uncertain future due to the eruption and is currently in operation its practice has been discontinued.
Good ash was found on the nearby island of La Gomera
Good ash was found from the erupting volcano Palm (Spain) on the nearby islands of La Gomera, particularly in the Valle Gran Ray and San Sebastian de la Gomera, according to the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Program (Povolka).
Considering the arrival of ash to other islands, the science team recommends the use of surgical masks, as well as several centimeters of gray thickness to clean the roofs.
According to the weather forecast for the next few hours, it indicates a northeasterly wind speed of 10-15 kilometers per hour.
On the western slope, near the eruption zone, the impact of the breezes will continue according to the daily cycle (sea-land direction during the day and vice versa at night).
In the tropical and subtropical regions, the return of air from the northwest to the south is significant.
This turn of the wind, approximately 3,000 to 5,000 meters, displaces the gray cloud from the southeast of the environment. Palm Towards the Northeast, it has less impact on aviation operations.
Bevolka denies that there will be acid rain in the next 24 hours, and insists that it will only happen to plants if the impact of this event continues.
For the rest, the scientific team reports that the volcano is shifting the intermediate phases of the high eruption, and that the eruption column has reached an altitude of 6 kilometers above sea level and was measured at 8:00 this Friday morning.
In addition, the episode that took place yesterday Thursday at 5:35 pm stands out, in which the column was mainly made up of steam.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Volcanic tremor signal is increased during the eruption phases, which reflects the eruption dynamics.
In this context, Bevolka warns of the possibility of window breakage within a radius of 3 km around the emission center of pressure waves associated with the explosive process.
Land degradation continues to show a steady trend and the rate of emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions into the atmosphere by this eruption process continues at a rate of over 12,000 tons per day.
According to the Toulouse VAAC, emissions of gases and ash reach 5,000 meters.
The SO2 values measured by the air quality monitoring network reflect that it is good.
Finally, Bevolka notes that the monitoring systems for volcanic material in the seawater program will be strengthened by the presence of the marine vessel Raman Markalef in the area.
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