Canary volcano lava reaches the sea, raising fears of toxic gas

On September 19, the Kumber Vija volcano erupted into a series of volcanic eruptions.

Lava erupts from volcanic eruptions in Canary Islands


The Spanish islands have previously declared a two-mile-long exclusion zone in the area where Lava is expected to enter the Atlantic, urging residents to stay home.

“The lava flow has reached the Playa Nueva Sea,” the Canary Islands Institute (Involkan) tweeted on Tuesday night.

On September 19, the Cumbria Via Volcano, which hangs on the southern slopes of the island of La Palm, with a population of 85,000, drained the slow-moving Lava rivers.

A huge cloud of smoke billowing from the cliffs of the dramatic television landscape.

The volcano has already made an impressive deposit of more than 50 meters (164 feet), according to researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oosonography on its Twitter account, Ramon Margalef.

Residents in several areas of Tazakorte, near the coast, were told to stay indoors to avoid being harmed by the release of toxic gases between Lava and water at 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,800 degrees Fahrenheit). .

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Map of the Lava on the Canary Islands on Tuesday from the Combra Vija volcano.

The slowest volcanic eruption in the last few days on Tuesday afternoon was still 800 meters (half a mile) off the coast.

Canary Islands Volcano Technical Director Miguel Angel Morcune has warned residents to stay home, saying, “Magma can enter the seawater with a slight shock, and this small shock can cause toxic evaporation.” Emergency Plan (Pevolka).

Houses destroyed

Experts say that immersion in seawater could lead to explosions and the eruption of rock.

“Breathing in or in contact with acid gases and fluids can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system, especially in people with respiratory problems,” warns Involkan.

The last two blasts in La Palma, in 1949 and 1971, killed a total of three people, two by gas.

A natural disaster has been declared on the island, and a volcanic eruption has destroyed 589 properties

A natural disaster has been declared on the island, and molten rock has destroyed 589 properties.

The European Union’s Copernicus Earth Observation Program has declared a natural disaster on the island, which has burned more than 268 hectares (662 hectares) and destroyed 656 buildings.

The government on Tuesday released 5 10.5 million ($ 12.3 million) in aid to victims, particularly those whose homes were affected by the volcano.

The blast forced more than 6,000 people to flee their homes, but no one was killed.

The volcanic eruption destroyed several roads, with Canary Regional Chief Angel Torres estimating the damage to land and property last week to exceed 400 million euros.

Since the eruption, the volcano has disrupted air traffic, emitting hundreds of meters of smoke and ash.

Indoor flights were canceled on Friday and the airport was closed the next day.

The blast forced more than 6,000 people to flee their homes

The blast forced more than 6,000 people to flee their homes.

But after the airport was reopened, flights were canceled.

Experts estimate that the blast could last for weeks or even months.

On the northwestern coast of Africa, La Palma, like other islands, relies heavily on banana farming and tourism.


Canaries spray ash after a short stay in the volcano


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