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La Palma, Cumbre Vieja volcano. Lava is coming out at record speed

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Lava is constantly pouring out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma. On Saturday afternoon, it poured out at a speed of 1,300 meters per hour. Connections from this Canary Island have been canceled due to increased volcanic ash emissions.

As reported on Saturday by Aena, the company responsible for servicing Spanish airports, none of the 33 scheduled flights to and from La Palma took place during the whole day. The announcement explained that the lines flying to the island where the Cumbre Vieja volcano has been active since September 19, justify the cancellation of the voyages with the safety of the connections.

The Canarian media reported that the last 24 hours were the strongest earthquake since the volcanic eruption in La Palma. Its magnitude was 4.6 degrees.

Volcanologists have also noted a record speed with which magma emerges from the interior of the volcano in recent hours. On Saturday afternoon, it poured out at a speed of 1,300 meters per hour. The authorities of La Palma indicate that the lava has already taken up more than 750 hectares.

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Cumbre Vieja. A new hole has appeared

A new hole has appeared in the volcano Cumbre Vieja, from which lava flows out, the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands reported on Friday evening. A new spring appeared southeast of the crater.

According to specialists from the research center, the next hole proves that the scenario of a quick calming of the volcano is currently not very realistic.

New lava hole at Cumbre ViejaPAP / EPA / MIGUEL CALERO

New lava hole at Cumbre ViejaPAP / EPA / MIGUEL CALERO

New lava hole at Cumbre ViejaPAP / EPA / MIGUEL CALERO

Main photo source: PAP / EPA / MIGUEL CALERO



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