Video: new explosions and more lava emission from the La Palma volcano

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The volcano of Cumbre Viaje de La Palma continues in its most explosive phase. This morning the volcanic eruption has increased in intensity with greater explosions and emission of lava and volcanic material.

In the images recorded by the residents of La Palma, several explosions can be heard that have been repeated constantly throughout the night.

[Vídeo: las impresionantes imágenes de los ríos de lava y las bocas del volcán]

The eruption has already razed 240 hectares of land in a perimeter that is already close to 16 kilometers. In addition, the column of gases or plume already reaches the 4,500 meters high.

For the moment, they remain active of the lava glues. The one furthest north is moving very slowly and, for the moment, it seems almost stopped. It has a maximum height at various points of 12 meters. The second wash is on the southern front and is moving at about four to five kilometers per hour with a height of 10 meters.

For now, the lava will not reach the sea either this Friday or Saturday, since it is still about two kilometers from the coast. Lava has destroyed in its wake almost 400 houses and 14 kilometers of highway.

There will be no acid rain

According to the air quality, the Department of Homeland Security indicates that, according to meteorological data, acid rain is ruled out during the next 24 hours and adds that “if it occurs it would not cause significant affections as it is a non-persistent one-off event.”

The Ash is already beginning to become a problem. The telescopes of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias on the island have been closed to prevent damage to the mirrors. In addition, the ash is blocking the sunlight, which would affect the crops since it would not allow plants photosynthesize.

In La Palma, vineyard, potato, millet and banana crops predominate, the latter very present in the Los Llanos de Aridane area, where the lava approaches the sea. The ash will harm both outdoor produce and greenhouse crops.

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