The lava from the three lava flows of the La Palma volcano flows slowly while following the seismic activity

The lava of the three washes of the La Palma volcano continues to flow slowly as long as the seismic activity on the island, where in the last hours 20 earthquakes have been recorded, the most intense in the municipality of Mallet, with a magnitude of 3.9 and 37 kilometers deep.

The situation remains like this on the day when the President of the goverment, Pedro Sanchez, visits La Palma for the fourth time since the volcano erupted in order to foreseeably expose new measures to support those affected by the 206 million euros approved by the Minister council.

In addition, Sánchez is scheduled to participate this Wednesday in the meeting of the steering committee of the Special Plan for Civil Protection against Volcanic Risk in the Canary Islands (Pevolca) and visit the Office of Attention to the Victims of Los Llanos de Aridane.

Meanwhile, the lava continues to flow through the lava flow that was opened to the north of the main one and that up to now an industrial estate in Los Llanos has been washed away and has forced 800 people to evacuate in La Laguna.

The latest report from Department of Homeland Security (DSN) points out that the lava flow is changing in the last hours as a result of the collapse of the volcano cone, which occurred last Saturday.

In addition to the new north wash, there are two other languagesAccording to the DSN: the original one, which barely has lava input, and another located further south, which affects new constructions within the security perimeter.

Canceled flights to La Palma

In the last hours the meteorological conditions have favored the improvement of air quality so that yesterday, Tuesday, the confinement decreed last Monday that affected 3,500 people could be lifted.

On the morning of this Wednesday, October 13, the airports of the Canary Islands remained open, although airlines have canceled operations to La Palma.

The ash emission height it reaches 3,500 meters and moves from the west turning east and south, according to the DSN report, which also indicates that the volcanic tremor has increased, which could reveal a higher gas content in the magma coming out of the eruptive center .

With regard to seismicity, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has located 20 earthquakes until 07.07 am this Wednesday, 16 of them in the municipality of Fuencaliente and the rest in Mazo, where the last one took place early in the morning, 12 kilometers deep and with a magnitude of 3.1 .


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