- The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt and a new lava flow has appeared.
- The eruption spews gigantic boulders the size of a house.
- The volcano has been active for over three weeks.
Cumbre Vieja volcano house-sized rocks. Three weeks have passed since the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Spanish island of La Palma, first erupted, producing lava flows that have had citizens on alert. This Sunday, October 10, it continued to spew volcanic rocks and a new lava flow appeared.
The volcano has been expelling gigantic blocks of volcanic material, some the size of a three-story building, in an eruptive process that has increased in recent days as a result of landslides in the crater area, according to the Efe Agency.
New collation of the volcano cumbre vieja
It is worth mentioning that since it erupted on September 19, the volcano has already devastated an area of 525 hectares and destroyed 1,186 buildings and homes in the surrounding communities. While 95 are at risk due to the path taken by recent lava flows.
Faced with this situation, the Canarias Volcanoes association has warned citizens that in the early hours of this Sunday the volcano entered a phase of “highly noisy, energetic and sustained” explosions, which has caused major disasters around it up to a radius of six kilometers, according to Cadenaser.
Summit volcano house-sized rocks: Rocks the size of a house
Through the account of Instagram of Final Scenario, a video was shared where you can see how the volcano is throwing gigantic rocks the size of a house: “THE OLD CUMBRE VOLCANO. In the Canary Islands it expels rocks the size of a house! ”, It was written in the post.
People are concerned about the progress of the two new flows that originated after the collapses on the north flank of Cumbre Vieja, one of them moving at high speed causing great damage because it carries blocks of rock the size of a three-story building. TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE .
Cumbre volcano house-sized rocks: Show your appreciation to the staff
On the other hand, the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, went to the island this Sunday to take a tour of the military fort that is in that place to support the citizens. The minister has expressed her gratitude to the military personnel and members of the Red Cross for their work, according to Cuba Debate.
“My gratitude to those who are suffering because psychological support is very necessary. They will find us here until the last minute ”, said Defense Minister Robles in a message of encouragement to the security elements that are still continuing with their work.
Summit volcano house-sized rocks: Lava sweeps away everything
In these three weeks that the volcano has been active, the rivers of lava that it has launched have devastated all the houses that are close to it. So far there are already more than 1,200 buildings affected on the island of La Palma and more than 6,000 people have been evicted.
According to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Invocan), the lava that is flowing in this area reaches a temperature of 1,240 degrees Celsius. The earthquakes have also been present in neighboring communities all weekend, causing fear in citizens.
Cumbre volcano house-sized rocks: Dust cloud and sulfur dioxide affect Puerto Rico
Previously, a cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert, together with sulfur dioxide (SO2) originating from the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, affected Puerto Rico. The dust cloud has already caused a deterioration in the quality of the air in the Caribbean territory. The Caribbean Astronomy Society disclosed through social networks that the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) detected sulfur dioxide over Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Said sulfur dioxide comes from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on La Palma island, in the Atlantic archipelago of the Canary Islands. The Caribbean entity indicates that images obtained by ESA satellites, which monitor emissions into the atmosphere, have detected an extensive cloud of sulfur dioxide.
Summit volcano house-sized rocks: Point out the consequences of the dust cloud
The Caribbean Astronomy Society indicates that forecasts suggest that the cloud could reach the Dominican Republic during the night of this Sunday. The entity recalls that sulfur dioxide has irritating effects on the eyes and especially on the respiratory tract.
The National Meteorological Service (SNM) in San Juan indicated the presence of SO2 combined with dust from the Sahara has been observed over Puerto Rico, with the latter prevailing over the region. The most intense area of the cloud was located on the island around 4:00 am local time (8:00 am) this Sunday.
They issue recommendations
The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) of Puerto Rico recommends that the elderly, children and people with respiratory problems reduce activities that require prolonged or intense effort in the open air due to the presence of SO2 and dust from the Sahara .
Air quality on the island is currently at a “moderate” level, according to the Air Quality Index (ICA) of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA) cited by Efe. The National Meteorological Service (SNM) in San Juan reported that air quality will be affected until Tuesday. Filed Under: Summit Volcano House Size Rocks
Tragedy after tragedy on the island
No hurricane has impacted Puerto Rico this year, but hundreds of thousands of people on the island feel that they are living the damage caused by a great storm, and now the crisis is added by the cloud of dust from the Sahara and the sulfur dioxide from the volcano. The Palm.
Students are doing homework in the light of phones that are slowly running out of battery, people who depend on insulin or respiratory therapies are having trouble finding sources of energy, and the elderly are fleeing suffocating residences in the middle of record temperatures, according to AP. Filed Under: Summit Volcano House Size Rocks
Blackouts for days join the ‘misfortune’ in Puerto Rico
Island-wide blackouts have been more frequent in recent weeks, with some of them lasting several days. The authorities have attributed them to anything: algae and even mechanical failures, while the government points out that the situation is a serious failure that must be solved quickly.
Daily blackouts are causing traffic jams, breaking down expensive appliances, forcing doctors to cancel appointments, causing restaurants, shopping malls and schools to close temporarily, The Associated Press reports. Filed Under: Summit Volcano House Size Rocks
“This here is hell”
The multiple blackouts even caused one university to suspend classes and another to declare a moratorium on exams. “This here is hell,” said Iris Santiago, 48, who suffers from chronic health problems.
The woman often leaves her home to join her elderly neighbors when the power goes out in her apartment building and the heat reaches 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). “Like any Puerto Rican, I live in constant anxiety because the electricity is going out every day,” he said. Filed Under: Summit Volcano House Size Rocks
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