New eruption of Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands, raises concern | Air quality alert in the vicinity

The main cone of the volcano Cumbre Vega, on the Spanish island of La Palma, collapsed again on Thursday, leading to a new rupture Which maintains lava flow to the west of the island. There is growing concern among authorities about emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the volcanic column, which range from 6,000 to 9,000 tons per day.

in the last hours Increased earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3.5 in La Palma At medium and deep depths — more than 20 kilometers — that increases the chances of an earthquake of magnitude VI (slightly destructive), according to the Department of Homeland Security (DSN).

A new rupture of the main cone of Cumbre Vieja volcano keeps lava flowing to the west, feeding already existing flows.

On the other hand, before possible New lava reaches the seaThe sea captain created a new circumference of exclusion: from the south (Puerto Naos) to the north (Tazacorte) and parallel to the coast half a nautical mile from the coast.

Regarding air quality, DSN reported that the . file The volcanic process led to an increase in sulfur dioxide (SO2) values. On the western side of the island, where the volcano can release up to 9,000 tons of this gas per day into the atmosphere.

Early Thursday, the weather scenario continued to be favorable for airport operations on the island of La Palma.

La Palma Island experienced during Tonight 53 new earthquakeAccording to information from the National Geographic Institute, detailing that the largest earthquake recorded since midnight (local time) occurred at 5:05 am in Fuencaliente, it measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and was rated at III (weak).

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A few hours earlier, at 01:25, seismographs were detected in Villa de Mazo, another movement of magnitude 3.5, in this case even more powerful: IV or “widely observed”.

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