La Palma, eruption of Cumbre Vega. The rocks obscure the volume of the three-story buildings on the lava river. registration
The Spanish Institute of Geology and Mines reports that boulders “the size of three-story buildings” float in a river of lava tumbling down the slopes of Cumbre Vieja after the collapse of the North Crater, documenting it with video. The island of La Palma is constantly experiencing increased seismic activity.
Three weeks have passed since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, after 50 years of silence. Meanwhile, lava, which temperature exceeded 1,000 ° C, destroyed 1,186 buildings, covering an area of 493 hectares. Six thousand people were evacuated.
The Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining reported “irregular” boulders the size of three-story buildings floating in a rapidly flowing river of boiling lava “above the slope of Cumbre Vieja. This s ‘is produced after the collapse of the northern part of the crater.
This information is accompanied by a video posted on the Institute’s website.
And Defense Minister Margarita Robles announced during her visit to the island on Sunday that the Spanish navy would help clear the volcanic ash that covers much of the island from Monday.
As the Canary Islands Institute of Volcanology (ING) reported on Sunday, lava flows with temperatures reaching 1,240 degrees Celsius destroyed the last buildings still resistant to the element in the village of Todoc.
“The collapse of the northern part of the volcano resulted in the release of large masses of rock material and new flows along the evacuated areas,” the Spanish Ministry of Homeland Security wrote on Twitter. He also added: “The lava has reached the industrial area of Camino de la Garta and new buildings. “
The activity of the volcano has increased in recent days and a large number of earthquakes have occurred. And there were 21 tremors on Sunday afternoon Polish time. The Spanish National Institute of Geology (ING) said the strongest was 3.8 on the Richter scale.
The shocks occurred in Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso. As previously reported, there were 100 tremors between Friday and Saturday.
Reuters, tvnmeteo.pl, igme.es
Main image source: © Geological Survey of Spain (IGME)