La Palma volcano eruption update: lava flows approach coast, might reach the sea tonight

lun., 20 sept. 2021, 17:38
17:38 PM | AUTEUR : T
Lava flows from the eruption of La Palma in the area downslope of El Paraíso (image: El Mundo live stream)
Lava flows from the eruption of La Palma in the area downslope of El Paraíso (image: El Mundo live stream)
Tremor amplitude from the eruption so far (image: INVOLCAN / Twitter)
Tremor amplitude from the eruption so far (image: INVOLCAN / Twitter)
The lava flows continue to advance towards the coast. According to the latest forecasts, they might reach the sea shore by around 8 p.m. local time, most likely in the area of Playa Nueva in Los Guirres.
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:

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