Recently, a volcanic eruption knocked on La Palma in the Scanary Islands of Spain. It is being told that many houses have been destroyed in this accident and about 5,500 residents have been forced to evacuate the village. Lava has been flowing downhill from the Cambre Vieja volcano since Sunday’s eruption, which devastated everything in its path. So the local authorities have claimed that around 100 houses have been destroyed so far. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived in La Palma on Sunday to oversee rescue efforts. There are concerns that the eruption is still far from stable and may open yet more vents, possibly further north. Inflation has continued and has reached 30 cm in places, a sign that magma is still pressurized and is accumulating underground. This is also shown by continuous earthquake activity. Although much weaker than before the eruption, it remains important. During the last 24 hours, there were 3 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0-3.8 and 12 earthquakes between 2.0 and 2.9. Another concern is the development of acid vapor clouds if lava flows enter the ocean, and violent hydro-lava eruptions that generate plumes of hot steam mixed with hydrochloric acid (HCl) and other hazardous gases which can be harmful to people, animals and plants.
how did the volcano erupt in spain ?
The new volcano in La Palma began erupting at 3.12 pm on Sunday at Montana Rajda in La Palma, Spain’s Canary Islands, which is located on the northwest coast of Africa. A small earthquake preceded the explosion in the Las Manchas neighborhood in El Paso. This was followed by a major explosion, and then a column of smoke appeared, along with expelling particles in the air called pyroclasts. So far no one has been claimed to have been killed in the blast, but it has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes. The Associated Press cited the Canary Islands Volcanoes Institute as saying that lava was moving at 2,300 feet per hour on Monday, but has since slowed. The lava is expected to explode and become a cloud of acidic steam when it reaches the waters of the Atlantic Ocean later this week. The temperature of the lava was measured at over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.La Palma has a population of about 85,000 and is located within Spain’s Canary Islands, which are located on the northwest coast of Africa.”When we saw the column of smoke, we thought it might not be real, but it kept rising and we knew we had to get out there,” said Carlotta Martin, a resident who was nearby before the explosion. Told AP. “You leave, but you’re also looking back because you want to see what will happen.”