Toxic gas, molten lava new rivers further threaten the Spanish Canary Islands

El Paso, Canary Islands – New volcanic eruptions open and unstoppable volcanic eruptions, Spanish island officials warn And acid rain.

La Palm Island in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of North Africa on Tuesday, after a volcano erupted on Sunday. With 85,000 inhabitants, the island is part of the key tourist destination Canary Islands in Europe.

Officials said the new blast made the area unstable and unsafe and kept people at least 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) away.

The island of Lava, up to six feet[20 m]high, rolled over a hill, burning and destroying everything in its path, gradually closing in on the island’s busiest coastline. One was descending on Todd, where more than 1,000 people live and emergency evacuation facilities are being set up.

The blast has so far destroyed some 190 homes and forced 6,000 people to evacuate.

After a volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary on Monday, September 20, 2021, a hot lava arrives at the pool.
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“It’s sad to see people lose their property,” said Fernando Diaz, a municipal worker in El Paso.

According to Miguel Angel Morkuden, head of the Canary Island Volcanic Emergency Plan, lava growth has slowed to 120 meters per hour and was not expected to reach the Atlantic Ocean before Wednesday.

“When it comes to the sea,” says Victor Victor Torres, head of the Canary Islands, “it is a crucial moment.”

Lava’s temperature of more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) could explode with a body of water and emit toxic gas clouds. In 1971, Torres asked to be reminded of the last explosion on the island, and one person died when Lava found gas.

The change in direction of the wind engulfed a vast area in the western part of the island, with black particles covering everything. Volcanic ash is irritating to the eyes and lungs.

The volcano is releasing 8,000 to 10,500 tons of sulfur dioxide daily – damaging the lungs – the volcano.

“There are significant earthquakes in the area,” said Nemesio Perez, director of the Canary Islands Volcano Institute.

The blast has so far destroyed some 190 homes and forced 6,000 people to evacuate.
The blast has so far destroyed some 190 homes and forced 6,000 people to evacuate.
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The new crackdown on Monday night is 900 meters (3,000 feet) north of the Kumber Vija Valley, which erupted on Sunday after thousands of small earthquakes. That earthquake alerted the authorities, possibly causing an explosion and causing many people to evacuate, which resulted in injuries.

The latest blast came after the Canary Islands Institute’s Volcano Institute said it had a magnitude 3.8 earthquake.

Scientists say that volcanic eruptions can last for weeks or months.

He described the region of Lava as a “disaster zone” and said it would require funds to rebuild roads, plumbing and provide temporary housing for displaced families.

King Philip VI of Spain and Queen Letitia visit the area on Thursday.


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