The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma it continues with its activity after more than 50 days of eruption. In the last hours they have located more unique images related to the eruption, as a video posted by the Canary Islands Volcano Institute (Involcan) in which appears a bubbling in the Dos Aguas area, inside the Caldera de Taburiente. According to volcanologists, it is the emission of significant amounts of CO2, and degasses a small amount of helium from the earth’s mantle, with a significant proportion from the lower mantle, that is, more than 600 kilometers deep. From Involcan they emphasize that since 1991 they are monitoring this point inside the Caldera.
This bubbling provides data that allows scientists to know when the magmatic activity under the subsoil of La Palma, and reveals that he is still on the move.
The works to enable a fast track between Puerto Naos and Las Manchas will begin this Tuesday
The emergency works for the Enabling a fast track between Puerto Naos and Las Manchas de Abajo with the LP-213, which have an investment of 1.7 million euros, will begin tomorrow, Tuesday and will last approximately one month.
This was announced by the President of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, who has appeared before the media together with the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, which this Tuesday will continue with its visit to the island, and President of the Cabildo de La Palma, Mariano Hernandez Zapata.
This appearance was held after a meeting in which the measures to be taken in the road infrastructures that are essential for the mobility and recovery of the island have been coordinated, once the emergency of the eruption has been overcome.
In his speech, the President of the Canary Islands assured that he will try to make the works of this fast track be done “in the shortest possible time” and added that he will work “every day” to maintain connectivity in this area of the island , which is very close to the coladas, in the exclusion zone.
Ángel Víctor Torres has also suggested to the minister that the work on the coastal road, worth about 48 million euros, be included in the La Palma Reconstruction Plan and it becomes “an infrastructure or corridor for energy connectivity, tourist infrastructures or agricultural land”.
On the other hand, Torres reported that, after “arduous and exceptional” work, today the provisional housing phase has already begun with the delivery of the first five homes in Fuencaliente and another thirteen will be delivered in Tazacorte tomorrow. In addition, this Tuesday he will visit with the minister some land that the different municipalities are giving up for the construction of prefabricated houses.
For her part, Raquel Sánchez has announced that both the Ministry and the Government of the Canary Islands are already working to speed up the reconstruction of the roads affected by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island.
For this, the Ministry and the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing of the Canary Government They have drawn up an action protocol through which a technical-legal working group is created to coordinate and streamline measures, both of immediate impact and focused on the medium and long term, aimed at coordinating the reconstruction of infrastructures.
This working group, which will carry out its actions at least until the beginning of the recovery phase, will be made up of six members, three from each of the parties, who will be able to receive technical advice when deemed appropriate and who will have, between others, the following functions: description of the situation of the infrastructures in the affected palm road network; determination and planning of actions to restore the affected roads.
It will also be in charge of making proposals for the precise collaboration instruments to carry out the proposed actions, taking into account the competences that correspond to the signatory administrations; proposals for coordination measures with the affected local entities, as well as guaranteeing the exchange of information between the signatory administrations.
For this, the Ministry and the Canarian Government have prepared an action protocol through which a work table will be created that will elaborate the needs to be covered, one of the specific actions being the connection of the towns of Puerto Naos and Las Manchas de Abajo with the LP-213 highway.
Insular ring closure
The President of the Cabildo de La Palma, Mariano Hernández Zapata, stressed that this new access road to Puerto Naos via the Las Manchas highway “could facilitate more efficient access to emergency services, farmers and neighbors, who until now had even seen that access compromised in the event that the lava will reach the road to La Majada “.
Mariano Hernández Zapata also considered the construction of the coastal highway key, but considered “absolutely necessary” that steps continue to be taken to close the island ring, which will allow “not only to have better connectivity, but to face a future in terms of clear and serious renewable energy for the island of La Palma “.
In another vein, the island president today held a webinar with different cruise companies that operate with La Palma to let them know that “it is still a safe island, that life on the island continues and that we are working together so that the Future is exciting and that La Palma trees also regain that illusion and that desire to rebuild the Isla Bonita “.