ERUPTION spews of scorching magma destroyed the last remaining properties in the village of Todoque, La Palma.
Three weeks after the La Palma volcano first erupted there is no sign of it stopping. Around 21 tremors were recorded on Sunday, the largest measuring 3.8, shaking the ground in Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso.
Spain’s National Geological Institute (ING) published footage of the new lava flow, warning of blocks “as large as three-story buildings” rolling down the hillside.
One lava flow is moving at 700 metres per hour with a temperature of 1,240C and was one kilometre from the shore.
The regional minister for security on the Canary Islands, Julio Perez, said they cannot expect the volcanic eruption to end anytime soon.
Lava has now destroyed 1,186 buildings and around 6000 people have been evacuated from their homes.
TUI have had to cancel all flights to La Palma departing up to and including 27 October 2021.
However, they’d like to “reassure customers due to travel to any other Canary Islands that our flights are currently operating as planned.”
In a statement on their website, La Palma Airport state: “La Palma airport has regained operations and all Canarian airports are operational. If you are planning to fly, please confirm the status of your flight with your airline.”
Sentinel-2, the Earth observation mission, took incredible pictures of La Palma from space as seen below.
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A local resident in La Palma said on Twitter: “Last night was horror. Volcano was extremly loud, emitting a low frequency sound and windows did not stop shaking.”
[08:03h UTC +1] Last night was horror. Vulcan was closely whole night extreme loud low frequency sound emitting, windows did not stop shaking. Lava flow towards Todoque. Have to wait for clear pic./rf #LaPalma #ErupcionenLaPalma #Erupciu00f3nLaPalma pic.twitter.com/nLncpVPW4m
This search engine tool by El Pais allows you to superimpose the surface devastated by the volcano anywhere in the world. They have also compares the surface of famous constructions with the size of the lava delta.
The lava has reclaimed about 40 hectares from the sea, which would fit the square and. “Brinkwire Summary News”.