La Palma volcano: New lava fountain devastates cemetery | VIDEO

This Thursday, November 25, authorities reported that a river of lava emerged from a new flow of the Cumbre Vieja volcano of the island La Palma, in Spain, south of the main cone covering a graveyard and a photovoltaic plant.

The new lava fountain emerged early this Thursday morning and flows at about 600 meters per hour, according to the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (Involcan) and quoted by the EFE agency.

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The lava from the volcano completely covered the graveyard of Our Lady of Los Angeles, in the Las Manchas neighborhood which housed the remains of 3,160 deceased and the only crematorium on the island.

In social networks, images were disseminated in which you can see how the lava flows through the cemetery covering it completely, until their progress slowed down at the height of the niches.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on September 19 and has remained active since then, so far it has been reported that the surface affected by the lava is greater than a little over 1,084 hectares and the width of the magma rivers has reached up to 3,350 meters.

Pollution by volcano

In the last 24 hours it was reported that a high amount of gases over the areas of Las Manchas and La Bombilla, in the exclusion zone. In the rest of the island the air quality it was rated as good or reasonably good, as well as fair in Los Llanos de Aridane, EFE notes.

The emision of sulfur dioxide it continues to be high, around 30 thousand tons, however, it has decreased since last September 23, when it exceeded 50 thousand tons.

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Authorities reported that so far the eruption of the volcano has affected 1,484 buildings, of which 1,195 are residential, 160 agricultural and 67 industrial, adds EFE.


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