The volcano has been erupting since Sunday (19) old summitIt is located on the island of La Palma, in the Spanish archipelago Canary Islands, on the coast of Africa, this Saturday (25) a new eruption of lava eruptions opened, west of the main eruption epicenter. right Now Four sources of eruption, while the two opened on Friday (24) after more than twelve hours of strong explosions.
According to the newspaper vanguardThe new lava is running faster and parallel to the main stream, and many homes have already been buried. At present, damages are material only. The volcano enters a stage more violent.
The government of the Canary Islands is already counting 6000 people evacuated, 200 only on Friday, and 400 destroyed homes. La Palma Airport No operationsBecause of the ash cloud that dominates the airspace. It is only possible to leave the island by boat. There are two operations planned for Sunday (26th), with only vacancies available in the late afternoon.
On Friday, ash covered the ground in the areas near the eruption. Firefighters intervene to remove material from rooftops, as potential rain may cause roofs to fall.
The last eruption of Cumbre Vega occurred in 1971. United States Geological Survey (USGS, its English acronym) warned that the encounter of lava with the sea can generate explosions, boiling water waves, or even toxic clouds.
risco de tsunami
Since the yellow alert was issued before the eruption, the probability of a tsunami With reflections on the Brazilian coast, especially in the Northeast, but the The risks are considered low, according to Brazilian Earthquake Network (RSBR).
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