Magma’recharging’ concerns as eruption abruptly halts–experts perplexed. La Palma volcano: Magma’recharging’ worries as eruption abruptly halts–experts baffled.
Experts are perplexed by the sudden cessation of activity on La Palma’s volcano. There is concern that the magma is replenishing.
Thousands of people have been evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed as a result of the eruption.
So yet, no injuries have been recorded.
The airport at La Palma has also been closed owing to visual concerns caused by volcanic ash clouds.
The government of the Canary Islands has promised financial assistance for people who have lost their homes as a result of the calamity.
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LIVE VOLCANO OF LA PALMA: After an unsettling quiet, the mountain roars back to life as 1KC lava spews. An American satellite captured this view of the volcano yesterday.
Image of #VolcanLaPalma taken today from the American satellite #Landsat8ud83dudc47.
https://t.co/5XEGej729C20 Until further notice, schools in the cities of El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, and Tazacorte are closed.
In the rest of La Palma, schooling has resumed as usual, with the exception of schools in Brea Alta, which have been closed since Monday due to ash.
Pauses in volcanic activity “are part of the behavior of volcanoes,” according to David Calvo, a spokesperson for the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (Involcan), who told Spanish radio station RNE that “they do not mean that we are near the conclusion of the eruption.”
New photographs of the eruption have surfaced, revealing the black column of smoke that erupted when the volcano re-ignited.
Imu00e1genes from the erupciu00f3n a few minutes ago. The re-emission of lava in the main cone has also been confirmed / Images of the eruption from a few minutes ago. The main cone’s re-emission of lava has also been confirmed #LaPalma pic.twitter.com/bAWqgXu4VHA The volcano has finally reactiviated after 2 hours of inactivity, ejecting a massive cloud of black smoke.
Experts are meeting right now to figure out why the volcano has abruptly stopped erupting.
This comes as a shock, as the lava flow had been steadily increasing in recent hours and was on its way to reaching the sea.
The cause of the volcano’s lack of lava, smoke, and ash is currently unknown.
Experts are evaluating four possibilities: the volcano is recharging with magma, a plug has formed, restricting lava emission, the volcano has begun to stand still (very unlikely given that it has only been a week since i.