La Palma volcano eruption update: lava flows approach coast, might reach the sea tonight
Maritime authorities have already established an exclusion zone in the sea, stretching from Punta del Pozo (Puerto Naos) in the south to Las Viñas beach (Tazacorte) in the north, and half a nautical wide. On land, security forces are present to prevent unauthorized access.
Volcanic tremor as a measure of lava supply rate remains relatively stable and overall high. All suggests that the eruption is going to last for a while, possibly weeks or even months.
The SO2 plume from the eruption in the meantime is visible east of the island over the Atlantic ocean:
Emissions of the #LaPalma's eruption as seen by space. The #Copernicus #Sentinel5P SO2 Total column map collected today Sep. 20 at 14:07 UTC shows the volcanic emissions spreading over the ocean reaching the African coastline. #volcanLaPalma #vigilanciaLaPalma #erupcionlapalma pic.twitter.com/KVFLGzv7nz— ADAM Platform (@PlatformAdam) September 20, 2021
- Live stream of the eruption (El Mundo)