SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 4 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The volcanic eruption of La Palma, of which just two weeks since it began yesterday, has so far destroyed more than 400 hectares and has washed away more than 1,000 buildings, most of them homes, while the laundry main has already exceeded 1.2 kilometers wide.
This was reported at a press conference by the technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, who detailed that the area devastated by the volcano is 413.38 ha, about 14.2 ha more than yesterday, and the The perimeter of the affected area, although there may be areas within that are not razed, is 36.3 km.
He also indicated that the maximum width of the wash is 1,250 meters, 300 meters more than yesterday. In addition, he pointed out that today there is no updated information on constructions affected by the eruption, since the clouds have prevented the Copernicus satellite from taking reliable data.
Miguel Ángel Morcuende also reported the collapse and destruction that occurred late yesterday afternoon of a part of the volcanic cone, causing the fall of certain blocks of the same that were dragged by the wash.
This collapse of the cone has produced a huge influx of very fluid lava and a “spike” increase in explosiveness. In any case, the technical director of Pevolca has clarified that this phenomenon continues to be within the pattern established for a strombolian eruption.