After a 4.9 earthquake on Sunday afternoon, part of the la Palma volcano’s main cone collapsed. Lava has started to overflow from a secondary opening.
Keeping an eye on La Palma. Earlier, after a 4.9 earthquake, part of the volcano’s main cone collapsed on the island. Lava has started to overflow from a secondary opening. Gulp pic.twitter.com/rOjR7s9VfU
— Night Light (@NewCreation2021) November 7, 2021
WOW! Watch and listen to the power of that amazing eruption:
Imágenes de hoy a las 16.00 (hora canaria) desde los alrededores del Mirador Astronómico del Llano del Jable / Today’s images at 4:00 p.m. (Canarian time) from the surroundings of the Llano del Jable Astronomical Viewpoint pic.twitter.com/S63bWnwBVZ
— INVOLCAN (@involcan) November 7, 2021
That explosion ejected so much ash that it created a fog-like experience in the Aridane Valley and probably almost all around the eruption location.
El viento genera una niebla de ceniza que cubría gran parte de la zona alta Del Valle de Aridane en el día de hoy. #LaPalmavolcan #lapalma #volcanlapalma #Emergencialapalma #noticiaslapalma pic.twitter.com/3VmRsTVtpg
— El Time (@ElTimeLaPalma) November 7, 2021
The ejected Lava mainly flows into the main channel (the one that reached the ocean). The most dangerous flows (number 8 and number 14) currently stand still.
However, the continuous explosions are sending so much ash and fine particules in the sky that the air quality has turned very bad in parts of La Palma. Sulfur dioxide emissions reach values between 16,600 and 23,100 tons per day. These levels are still high. Below, an official report for the municipality of Puntagorda, where a concentration of 671 micrograms per cubic meter of air of SO2 (much higher than the 500 limit) was measured.
📢 La Dirección General de Seguridad y Emergencias, en aplicación del #PEVOLCA, informa sobre la calidad del aire por dióxido de azufre (SO2):
➡️Muy desfavorable en Puntagorda pic.twitter.com/EWjJrlMXgq
— 1-1-2 Canarias (@112canarias) November 8, 2021
Due to the bad air quality, residents of El Paso, Fuencaliente, Tijarafe, Puntagorda and Los Llanos de Aridane were asked to stay indoor. Otherwise, the use of FPP2 masks is mandatory. Moreover, schools in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, Tijarafe and Puntagorda of La Palma will remain closed on Tuesday.
Primeras imágenes de hoy de la erupción desde el embalse Dos Pinos (Los Llanos) a las 8.30 (hora canaria) / First images of the eruption today from the Dos Pinos dam (Los Llanos) ar 8.30 (Canarian time) #LaPalma pic.twitter.com/q4vdtJ5coS
— INVOLCAN (@involcan) November 8, 2021
According to the most recent radar imaging map from the Copernicus observation programme, lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano now covers a total of 993.7 hectates of land. The lava mass has grown 0.1 hectares during the past 24 hours. 2,593 buildings have been destroyed, none in the last 24 hours.
Our #RapidMappingTeam has released its 4⃣7⃣th updated map
It is based on @ASI_spazio CosmoSkyMed 🛰 radar imagery
As of 7 November at 07:08UTC:
▶️Extent of the lava flow: 993.7 ha (just +0.1 ha in ~24h)
▶️No new buildings destroyed pic.twitter.com/9OU0Ni8W9Z
— Copernicus EMS (@CopernicusEMS) November 7, 2021
Meanwhile, the seismic activity is picking up near the eruption center, where more than 62 earthquakes have been located within the last 24 hours. 7 of these earthquakes have been felt by the population.
The largest earthquake was a M4.6 that occurred at 17:07:10 (UTC) yesterday, and hit at a depth of 37 km. Just 8 seconds later another earthquake of M4.5 was located in the same area, 38 km deep, thus forming a double earthquake. In the last 24 hours, 7 earthquakes have been located at a depth of around 30 km and the remaining hit at around 12 km deep.
08nov2021 #NacionalDSN 🇪🇸#LaPalma #PEVOLCA #ErupcionLaPalma @mitmagob @CopernicusEMS @interiorgob @aena @112canarias @proteccioncivil @UMEgob @DronSea @IGME1849 #VolcanLaPalma @PresiCan ➡️ https://t.co/ZpizH5Ocok @IGNSpain @CabLaPalma @DGTes @VolcansCanarias @eforestal https://t.co/KMYqmOXHhW pic.twitter.com/8NaLneSKyb
— DSN (@dsn) November 8, 2021
The latest data (chemical composition of the plume, seismicity and deformation of the ground) indicate that the magmatic contribution has a more superficial origin. This means that the lava reserves are getting smaller and that the deepest part of the system that feeds the volcano is being less active and has a lower capacity at feeding magma, and thus the eruption.
Actualización del #Pevolca a lunes, 8 de noviembre
➡️ La composición química del penacho refleja que el aporte magmático es más superficial. Esto quiere decir que la parte más profunda tiene menos capacidad para alimentar la erupción.
— Cabildo de La Palma (@CabLaPalma) November 8, 2021
But after announcing these positive news, Pevolca officials said that the eruption wasn’t close to an end at all! The La Palma volcanic eruption is indeed not finished yet… Each tremor carries the potential to break open another flow.
“And the second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood.” Revelation 8:8
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