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The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing informed that the first container-type modular houses are being shipped from Galicia and will arrive in La Palma in the coming days in order to be allocated to the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption on La Palma.
It was officially announced today that the volcanic eruption of La Palma that began on September 19 at 3.11 p.m. in the Cumbre Vieja area has ended on December 13 at 10:21 p.m., which means that the volcano has erupted for 85 days and 8 hours, which makes it the longest eruption since historical data about eruptions have been recorded on the island.
According to the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands, the volcanic tremor has disappeared since Monday night at around 9:00 p.m., which is the longest period of inactivity since the eruption began on September 19.
Due to high levels of air quality in sulfur dioxide, the authorities in La Palma had to order yesterday the confinement of the population in the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Tazacorte.
The current volcanic eruption on La Palma started on September 19th and at that moment probably no one thought that it will last this long, surpassing the previous longest eruption known to happen on the island.
Since the start of the volcanic eruption, a lot of roads on La Palma have been destroyed or cut off by the lava, so for some local farmers, it has become impossible to get to their plantations.
La Palma airport has once again reopened for commercial flights on Saturday, after being closed since November 20.
Las Manchas cemetery, a solar farm, and also several other houses have sadly been destroyed after the reopening of an eruptive fissure on the eastern side of the main cone of the volcano in La Palma.
As the volcanic eruption on La Palma continues, the island has been the scene of some unique occurrences recently, when a new eruptive mouth opened up from under a house.
The Government of the Canary Islands ordered the confinement of residents living in Tazacorte, San Borondón and the area of El Cardón up to the Camino los Palomares, due to the arrival of the lava that had advanced for days between the mountains of Todoque and La Laguna.
Monday is a public holiday in the Canary Islands, so with a long weekend ahead, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, the director of Pevolcan, has announced that there will be buses running to take tourists to see the volcanic eruption happening in La Palma.
Last night, more people had to evacuate their homes on La Palma due to the lava flow advancing towards their homes on its way to the sea.
According to David Calvo, the spokesperson for the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), in a declaration for EFE today, the second lava flow will reach the sea in just a few hours, as the eruption continues at a fast pace.
Since Saturday, when the north part of the volcanic cone collapsed, the eruptive activity of the volcano has increased and the lava is now more fluid so it flows quicker and keeps destroying more areas and buildings.
According to PEVOLCA, the data on seismicity, geochemistry and deformation indicate that the end of the volcano's eruption in La Palma is not near, so people should be prepared for more days of continuous eruption still.
PEVOLCA announced that there are now two more eruptive mouths in La Palma, so there's a new lava flow that could merge at some point with the other initial lava stream.
The lava from the eruption on La Palma has destroyed a lot of land and homes on its way to the sea, but since reaching the sea it has started to accumulate and it's now making the island of La Palma grow.
Last night, 10 days after the eruption on La Palma had started, the lava flow reached the sea at around 11:03 pm Canarian time.
Although the volcanic eruption in La Palma is still continuing with its strombolian characteristics, currently it has a more effusive character compared to the previous days and the air traffic between La Palma, Tenerife and La Gomera could be affected by the ash cloud tomorrow.
The eruption started on the island of La Palma on Sunday, September 19th and on Monday, September 27th, the volcano took a break for a few hours, while people were getting their hopes up that this could be the end of the disaster.
This is a short updated published by INVOLCAN (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias / Canary Islands Volcanology Institute).
The Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, reports that yesterday after 7:00 p.m., the central area of Todoque, in the municipality of Los llanos de Aridane, has been overtaken by the lava flow of the volcano, crossing the LP-213 highway.
INVOLCAN, The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, has just announced that a process of deflation has been registered, which could indicate a decrease in pressure in the Cumbre Vieja magmatic system.
Currently, there are at least three simultaneous lava emission points in the crater of the volcano on La Palma, while the two emission points that appeared on Friday have merged into a single point.
It was just announced that the volcano cone currently erupting on the island of La Palma has broken on the southwest part and there is now a larger quantity of lava flowing towards the sea.
INVOLCAN has just announced that a new eruptive mouth has opened up on the flank of the active cone of the volcano on La Palma.
During yesterday's meeting, the Technical Director of PEVOLCA, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, presented the current situation and the immediate prospects, and the spokesperson for the scientific committee, María José Blanco, conveyed the committee's latest conclusions to the attendees.
The counselor Sebastián Franquis informs that the Housing department staff is now trying to locate owners of empty houses that are already finished or about to be finished, for their immediate acquisition, so they can be made available for the people who were affected by the volcanic eruption.
According to the authorities, the lava flows in La Palma are now advancing really slowly, at a pace of about 12 meters per hour, continuing on its way to the sea, although some experts now doubt that it will ever reach it.
Involcan, the Canary Islands Institute for Volcanology, has confirmed yesterday afternoon on Twitter that the "Canary Islands Seismic Network has been registering a strong increase in the amplitude of the volcanic tremor in the last four hours, which is an indicator of the intensity of strombolian explosive activity in the active mouths at this time ”.
The Canary Islands emergency coordinating center, reported last night at 9:15 p.m. (local time) that a new eruptive mouth has appeared in Tacande, in the municipality of El Paso.
The president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced that based on expert's estimates, the lava flow will reach the coastal area at around 8:00 p.m today.
According to the data provided by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan), the lava flows from this Sunday's eruption in La Palma advance with a speed of about 700 meters/hour and have a temperature of 1,075 ºC.
The volcano in La Palma has just started erupting.
The Scientific Committee reports that there is a decrease in the number of earthquakes and in their magnitude as well, but that the land deformation has increased to 10 cm.
The Scientific Committee reports that the seismic activity has intensified in the last day, but they insist there is still no clear evidence of an imminent eruption in La Palma.
Due to the increased seismic activity in the area of Cumbre Vieja, the island of La Palma is placed under alert level with the activation of the yellow warning code due to volcanic risk.
Charlotte Brändström, director of the series "The Witcher", set to premiere later this year on Netflix, has posted online some photos which confirm the fact that part of the series will be filmed in the Canary Islands, more precisely on the island of La Palma.
The Marcos y Corderos trail is one of the most emblematic areas in La Palma and the second most visited area on the island after Caldera de Taburiente National Park.