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La Palma volcano update: Lava flows reach coast again, enters ocean at Playa Los Guirres

Tue, 9 Nov 2021, 18:20
18:20 PM | BY: T
Lava flow reaching the beach of Los Guirres today (image: INVOLCAN)
Lava flow reaching the beach of Los Guirres today (image: INVOLCAN)
Current seismic signal at La Palma's TBT station (image: IGN)
Current seismic signal at La Palma's TBT station (image: IGN)
The eruption continues with little changes overall. At the vent, intermittent ash-rich lava fountains and strombolian-type explosions produce steam and ash plumes that continue to rise to approx. 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drift southwest over the Atlantic.
Lava effusion remains significant, likely at similar levels as during the past days, because the volcanic tremor signal and deformation data show no significant changes. It may not seem as abundant mainly because most of the lava erupted at the vents is flowing directly into a tube system and aliments various parts of the flow field, both by inflating it and creating new surface flows or outbreaks, on top of existing flows or as new outbreaks detaching from its margins.
While the latter lava flow activity has been less frequent in the past days and made for hopes the eruption might be "getting tired", it has changed today: a new flow front detached from the southwestern margin and reached the beach of Los Guirres, south of the existing older sea delta, at 10.50 a.m. local time today. Certainly, it is at good news at least in that the lava flowing into the sea is not damaging so-far untouched land...
Here are some videos of this activity:

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La Palma volcano
shield volcano 2426 m
Canary Islands, 28.58°N / -17.84°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) La Palma volcano eruptions:
2021 (Sep - ongoing), 1971, 1949, 1712, 1677-1678, 1646, 1585
Typical eruption style

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