La Palma volcano has a new mouth emitting ash and pyroclasts

La Palma volcano has a new mouth emitting ash and pyroclasts. image: twitter @involcan

La Palma volcano has a new mouth emitting ash and pyroclasts

A new eruptive mouth has opened this Friday, October 15, on the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma. As reported by Ruben Fernandez, the provisional technical director of Pevolca, this new mouth appeared to the southeast of the main cone of the volcano.
According to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, Involcan, it is currently emitting ash and pyroclasts. Mr Fernandez called for tranquility among the population as he explained this was a “normal process” within the “complex eruptive process”.
Cumbre Vieja is now apparently in a phase in which it emits more lava and less ash, with occasional magma overflows from the cone. Although the most active stream has continued to advance, no further evacuations of the population are foreseen, say the authorities.
According to the measurements taken by the system of Copernicus satellites, this morning, the magma was flowing at a speed of up to 250 metres per hour. This has been reflected in the increase in the affected area: 732 hectares, 52 more than in the last 24 hours.
The number of destroyed buildings has also increased significantly, to 1,817, which is 269 more than in the previous count, in addition to another 92 at risk or partially damaged, as reported by larazon.es.

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