A huge volcanic lava flow from the Canary Islands is expected to create a cloud of toxic gases on Tuesday. A new eruption erupts in the Cumbere Vija volcano, destroying many lava and forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.
“The volcano is moving in an astonishing way, and nothing can be done about it,” said Victor Torres, head of the Canary Islands.
In the face of this volcanic eruption, which is moving at 200 meters per hour and has already taken over everything on the road, we are completely helpless…
A volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma on Sunday afternoon has displaced 6,000 people and destroyed much of their property.
“166 collapsed buildings and 103 hectares (254 hectares) are covered by volcanic eruptions, according to the European Union Satellite Copernicus.
The volcano is located on the southern slopes of La Palma, one of the seven islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
When the molten lava reaches the sea, experts warn that toxic gases will be released into the air, and authorities will be able to influence the marine environment by creating a curfew for curious spectators.
“The clouds created by the interaction of seawater and lava are acidic” and “can be dangerous if they are too close,” says Eric Patrick Alard, a volcanologist at the Paris Globe Physics Institute.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the lava had dropped to about 200 feet[200 m]an hour, although it was not immediately clear when the white-hot molten rock reached a temperature of about 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit[1,830 degrees Fahrenheit].
Although it is now two miles[2 km]off the coast, experts say the speed may be “very variable”.
“It is important that the state of emergency continues, that the volcano is still active and that we do not get too close to the volcano or the volcano,” said Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.
“We have lost everything.”
When the police crying, the blade of volcanic eruption has been observed in one night when you wake up in one night.
You will live there for the rest of your life… Then one day a volcanic eruption will stop it all.
“We can’t see and believe there, we think our house is below that volcano,” said our wife, Urena Torres.
4.1 At 9:32 pm (2032 GMT) after the quake, the couple were among 500 people who fled overnight, according to the Involcan Volcano Institute.
“Many friends have lost everything. They left the house with the clothes on their backs and just a little bit. They left there for the rest of their lives. ”
Although the blast did not cause any damage, Torres estimates that the figure is estimated at more than 400 million euros.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
“Especially when the topography changes, it can accelerate very quickly… or it can stand on the field for hours,” he said.
Although Kumber Vija is emitting hundreds of meters into the sky and between 8,000 and 10,500 tons of sulfur dioxide per day, the atmosphere in La Palm remains open.
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