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Cumbre Vega eruptions may last nine months | world and science

Cumbre Vega volcano eruption France Press agency

Posted on 10/21/2021 7:27 PM

The eruptions of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Spanish island of La Palma, are far from over and may last up to nine months, according to the director of the Duques de Soria Institute of Landscapes, Eduardo Martinez de Besson.

Martínez de Besson, geographer and professor emeritus of geography at the Autonomous University of Madrid, said at a symposium.

According to the expert, the volcanoes of the Canary Islands in general are “dormant”, but he said that there is a possibility of new eruptions on oceanic islands, such as Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Palma and El Teide.

The expert explained that “the southern part of La Palma has eruptive potential. It is not surprising that there will be new eruptions in the future. Man has limited technical ability, given the extraordinary power of the volcano.”

Cumbre Vieja has been in operation since September 19 and has already left a trail of destruction on the island of La Palma. Authorities said more than 1,100 homes and nearly 600 hectares of lava from the volcano were destroyed. In addition, emergency services said more than 6,000 people had to leave their homes.

Despite the effects of the devastation, Spain succeeded in care and reported no deaths or injuries from the eruptions.

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