On September 19, the Cumbre Vieja Volcano, located on the island of The Palm on Spain, it erupted. Since then, the lava has destroyed more than 2,500 buildings and affected more than 70 kilometers of roads.
Recently, the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain, released a video in which the beach formation in the terrain created by the lava when making contact with the sea.
The images were captured by the biologist Manuel Nogales, from the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology. The clip shows at least one sandy area on the edge of the solidified lava mass from which small fumaroles come out, all this formed by the wave erosion.
“The first beaches of the La Palma volcano. At lava delta made up of the laundry of the Cumbre Vieja volcano the first beaches have already begun to form, “tweeted the official account of the CSIC.
The term ‘lava delta’ refers to the lava that has contact with the sea and later enters into a solid state. As for the word ‘coladas’, this refers to the lava spill, which reached the sea on September 29, just ten days after the Cumbre Vieja Volcano will erupt.
According to estimates from the EFE agency, the size of the lava delta exceeds 40 hectares. “It is still too early to anticipate the end,” he lamented. Ithaiza Dominguez, seismologist of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) from Spain.
Regarding seismic activity, over the last few hours there have been more than 40 earthquakes on the island. According to Domínguez, “it seems” that in principle the frequency of tremors has decreased, but each time they are of greater magnitude, synonymous with the fact that “seismic energy is still high”.
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