The airline company Binter has also canceled for this Sunday all the flights scheduled to La Palma until 1:30 p.m. because, as the airport authorities have notified them, until that time the Palma airport will be restricted to emergencies and military use.
La Palma Airport is inoperative from this Saturday by ash accumulation from the volcano, AENA has reported, while the rest of the Canary Islands airports remain open without news.
The Scientific Committee has reassessed the magnitude of the La Palma volcano eruption, which has gone from a value of two (out of a total of eight) to three, without this implying that there is greater explosiveness or that there is some variation in the strombolian mechanism of the natural phenomenon.
The Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has held a meeting with researchers from the different centers of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) that carry out daily monitoring of the eruptive crisis on the island of La Palma.
At this meeting, issues that affect both the air quality and the island’s biodiversity have been discussed, especially in areas near the volcanic cone.
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In this sense, up to three of these movements reaching 3.5 magnitude, one of them 38 kilometers deep (2.42 hours) in Mazo and the other two between 12 and 13 kilometers (00.37 and 4.14 hours) in Fuencaliente.
LAST MINUTE: The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has located since midnight and until 8.30 am about 18 earthquakes in La Palma, below the 42 that were reported last the same period of this Saturday or the 20 that occurred between dawn and midnight. first thing in the morning on Friday.
The tremor remains low and seismicity continues in the same areas, with a 4.6 magnitude earthquake registered at 10.19 am 37 kilometers deep and felt with intensity IV as the most relevant fact.
The total area affected by lava has grown by three hectares in the last 24 hours, until 1,050.95, and the lava delta or fajana has advanced 43 hectares over the sea, while the maximum width between the flows is 3,200 meters.
The La Palma volcano, which erupted 61 days ago in Cumbre Vieja, has exceeded the emission of 10 million cubic meters of pyroclastsTherefore, the scientific committee of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca) has raised its explosive index from 2 to 3, on a scale of 8.
The airline company Binter has also canceled for this Sunday all flights scheduled to La Palma until 1:30 p.m. because, as notified by the airport authorities, hUntil that time, the Palma airport will be restricted to emergencies and military use.
Good morning, here begins the minute-by-minute account of a new day about the eruption of the La Palma volcano, in the Canary Islands, which has completed two months of activity.