Involcan has announced on its social networks the detection of a new fissure in the La Palma volcano to the west of the Las Manchas cemetery at 6.30 p.m. Canary Islands time. This new mouth of the volcano is being analyzed by experts to determine its possible consequences on the nearby buildings.
In the next few hours there will be more information about its evolution.
New fissure west of the Las Manchas cemetery at 6.30 pm Canary time / New fissure west of the Las Manchas cemetery at 6.30 pm Canarian time pic.twitter.com/okiLoyaEbL
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The scene of the eruptive process that began in La Palma on September 19 and that today celebrates 76 days of activity, is away from stability persistent that is needed to talk that the final phase is near, said this Saturday the scientific spokesperson of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Carmen López.
After the Pevolca meeting, Carmen López and its technical director, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, explained that seismicity has decreased and ground deformation has reversed, while the emission of sulfur dioxide has decreased, pBut it is necessary that these episodes decrease persistently.
Carmen López has reiterated that to talk about entering a final phase Sulfur dioxide emission levels need to be low or very low And now they are high, and in terms of seismicity he has indicated that it has decreased in recent days, but a few days ago something similar happened and then it became strong again.
In this way it is necessary that the intermediate seismicity continue to decline and the deep seismicity weaken more, but “rather than weaken you” what is needed is that these periods of stability be persistent.
Miguel Angel Morcuende has stated that although yesterday in the southern zone there was a favorable situation of the presence of gases early in the morning and residents and irrigators were allowed to enter the exclusion zone, it was necessary to carry out their evacuation due to the reactivation of the eruptive focus.
A high gas emission that continues this Saturday, day in which a southern wash has been reactivated, the one that comes from the mountain of Cogote, which was heading towards the road to La Majada, where progresses slowly because it has engulfed quite a few buildings and has increased their viscosity.
Miguel Ángel Morcuende has pointed out that the feeding of lava is carried out by lava tubes, especially those of flows 7, 8 and 10, but it is “scarce” compared to other days.