Eruption on La Palma, today

The Cumbre Vieja volcano, on La Palma, has been erupting for 69 days. The island’s airport It is still inoperative this Saturday and the rain that has fallen in the last hours is greatly complicating the cleaning work from the ash, Aena sources report.

The volcano continues to expel a significant amount of magma, and has affected a total area of ​​more than 1,100 hectares, according to the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca).

A new wash south of the cone has razed the cemetery and the photovoltaic plant of Las Manchas. In addition, a new emission center has been formed from which, before being inactive, lava flows emanating that move at 600 meters per hour.

Follow the last hour of the eruption to the minute:


  • 11:54

    The latest IGN report specifies that the volcanic tremor signal continues at lower average levels, although with fluctuations. And it counts 74 earthquakes in the last 24 hours, of which 15 located at depths between 10 and 15 kilometers, and the rest, beyond 30 kilometers. The measurement made this Saturday of the column of smoke and ash places it at 1,700 meters of altitude, heading southwest

  • 11:53

    The National Geographic Institute (IGN) reports a 6-centimeter elevation in the terrain at the station closest to the volcano cone between 24 and 26 days. In the rest of the stations, the slight deflation observed has stabilized and is possibly related to deep seismicity, except in one of them, which continues to register it.

  • 11:40

    The Generalitat Valenciana has donated a batch of 500,000 FPP2 masks, 300,000 children’s masks and 300,000 protective sanitary glasses to collaborate with the Cabildo de La Palma in protecting the health of citizens affected by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.

  • 11:38

    The Cabildo de La Palma, through its Minister of Economic Promotion, Raquel Díaz, has transferred to the Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, during his visit to the island a battery of measures to help SMEs and the self-employed affected in one way or another by the volcano.

  • 11:28

    The Cabildo de La Palma reports that the unfavorable air quality prevents access to the exclusion zone from the south, neither by sea nor by land.

  • 11:06

    The La Palma airport remains inoperative this saturday and the Rain that has fallen in the last few hours is making the ash cleaning work extremely difficult. Aena sources point out that work is being done to “recover as soon as possible” the operation of this airport, where 20 operations were scheduled today: 12 with Tenerife North, four with Gran Canaria, two with Madrid and two with Barcelona.

  • 10:51

  • 10:35

    The seismic activity is one of the indicators used by scientists to diagnose the state of health of the volcanic eruption. The others are tremor, which remains at low average values, sulfur dioxide emissions, in a downward trend although with ups and downs, and surface deformation, stable for several days.

  • 10:35

    The National Geographic Institute has located thirty earthquakes since midnight, of which the largest is one of 3.5 recorded at 8:44 this Saturday in Fuencaliente, 14 kilometers deep.

  • 10:34

    Good morning, begins here the story to the minute of this Saturday, November 27, 2021, with the news about the eruption of the La Palma volcano, which has been in eruption since last September 19 and celebrates 69 days in activity in Cumbre Vieja.

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