Direct | The arrival to the sea of ​​the La Laguna wash will force to reinforce the protection

The foreseeable arrival to the sea of ​​the wash to the southwest of the Mountain of The lagoon, which is already 200 meters from the coast, would force the adoption of new protection measures for the population in the coastal towns of Tazacorte, due to possible explosions and the emission of harmful gases.

This is stated in the latest report of the Department of National Security (DSN), in which it is also reported that the lava flows from the volcano of Old Summit on the island of La Palma that present the highest energy load and contribution of lava are those in the vicinity of La Laguna “which, at the moment, and at a slower speed continue to advance in a west and northwest direction.”

Meanwhile, the weather conditions, which will remain at least until this Tuesday, they worsen air quality, although “the maximum values ​​that would require the adoption of new measures have not yet been exceeded”, according to the DSN.

This Sunday, and because of the ash cloud, the airlines operating on the island of La Palma canceled their operations at the airport, and it is expected that today a turn in the wind, to be assessed in the next few hours, will lead to a more favorable scenario.

From the Ministry of Education of the Government of Canary Islands have announced that this Monday Classes will resume in about twenty educational centers in the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte, a measure that affects a total of 4,606 students and 583 teachers.


On the other hand, according to the latest data from the National Geographic Institute (IGN), thirty earthquakes have taken place on the island of La Palma since last midnight, the highest of 4.6 degrees in Villa de Mazo, which has been felt by the population and has taken place at a depth of 36 kilometers.

The rest of the earthquakes registered this morning in La Palma have oscillated between 4.1 degrees and 2.3 degrees. Mazo is at the moment the town where the largest earthquakes have been recorded since the volcano eruption began: the two of 4.6 -the one on Saturday and the one today- and others of 4.5 degrees registered last week .

About a month after the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano Several flows have reached the coastal municipality of Tazacorte through various areas: the first one that runs south of the Todoque mountain did so two weeks ago when the lava reached Los Guirres beach creating the lava delta.

Subsequently, two flows have entered the neighborhood limit, one to the north of the mountain of Everything and that has not yet reached the coast, and another, which is the one that worries, is located between the mountains of Todoque and de The lagoon, to the north, which has already affected numerous homes within the municipal area.

In the upper part, within the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane, a wash has spread that threatens the urban area of ​​the La Laguna neighborhood and that, if it followed its natural course towards the sea, it could enter Tazacorte, affecting the neighborhoods of La Marina and San Borondón.

Visit of Calviño

The First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, will develop a working day on La Palma, when almost sIt is one month since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano began.

Nadia Calviño will meet with the president of the Cabildo, Mariano H. Zapata; the Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, Elena Máñez, and the mayors of the municipalities most affected by the eruption of the volcano at the Cabildo headquarters at 11.15 am.

Later, he will travel to the municipality of The Plains of Aridane, where he will hold a meeting with businessmen at the Benahoarita Archaeological Museum at 1:00 p.m.

In the afternoon, at 4.15 pm, visit the Forward Command Post in El Paso and, at 5:00 p.m., the Astrophysics Center in the municipality of Garafía, where you will learn how the eruption of the volcano affects the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.

More than 789 hectares razed

The volcanic eruption has already destroyed a total of 789.6 hectares -35.8 more in the last 41 hours- and 1,835 buildings, 121 more than in the last update of the European satellite system ‘Copernicus’. On the day of this Sunday, due to the ash cloud, the airlines canceled their operations at the La Palma airport and it is expected that a turn in the wind, to be assessed in the next few hours, will lead to a more favorable scenario. In addition, the tanker’s anchoring maneuver has been successfully tested and a water source has been opened that will provide sufficient flow for desalination and thus be able to irrigate the farms in the Aridane Valley.


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