Two new lava flows heading west have formed at 02:30 this Friday at north of the main building of the volcano that since last September 19 is in rash on La Palma, has informed the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME).
The new flows have been observed by members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) and the IGME, and in a video made public on the CSIC It is noted that these flows advance through two ravines and the question is whether they will converge with the main flow.
These new casts are to the left of the main one, it is added in the video.
Several earthquakes during the night
On the other hand, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has reported that at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday a seismic movement of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale in the Palma municipality of Mazo, 13 kilometers deep, which has been followed by another six earthquakes.
This earthquake was located after the same thing happened at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday with a magnitude 3.4 seismic movement in Fuencaliente, and also at a depth of 13 kilometers.
Since then and until 06.50 am this Friday, the National Geographic Institute has located another six seismic movements in La Palma, with magnitudes between 2.3 and 2.6, four of them in the municipality of Mazo and two in that of Fuencaliente, and at depths of between 11 and 19 kilometers.
Sulfur dioxide emissions increase
Some air quality control stations close to the La Palma volcano have detected an increase in the concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the emissions that for the moment do not pose a health risk, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DSN).
In the last hours the volcano has continued its eruptive process “showing episodes of increased and decreased activity and generating an active flow through which magma continues to flow, until it flows into the sea in the coastal area of Tazacorte “, adds the latest DSN report issued early this morning.
On his way to the coast, the lava from the volcano has already damaged 981 buildings, according to the latest update of the European Copernicus terrestrial monitoring satellite system.
The emision of water vapor and gases in the area The contact of the lava with the seawater maintains an active cloud (maritime plume), which is being monitored and monitored by scientists.
For its part, the direction of the Volcanic Emergency Plan of Canary Islands (PEVOLCA) maintains active all the precautionary measures towards the population, both with regard to the exclusion zones – maritime and land – as well as those that were evacuated at the beginning of the eruption.
The residents of the coastal towns of Tazacorte -San Borondón, Marina Alta, Marina Baja and La Condesa- they remain confined while the Canarian 112 emergency service recommends the use of FFP2 masks and preventing vulnerable people from staying in open spaces.
Tax exemptions for those affected
The Canary Islands Governing Council has approved a decree law by which a “zero” Canarian General Indirect Tax will be applied to the purchase of real estate and vehicles by those affected by the La Palma volcano, who will also be forgiven during this time the estate and inheritance taxes.
This was announced at the press conference after their weekly meeting by the regional vice president and finance minister, Román Rodríguez, who has estimated that these measures are suited to “exceptional circumstances” that has caused the natural phenomenon that is still active on La Palma.
Rodríguez has specified that these tax exemptions will be applied based on the capacity granted by the Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands and with taxes specific to the region, the Canarian General Indirect Tax (IGIC), or transferred by the State, such as heritage and documented legal acts and inheritance and donations.