SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The lava eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano already covers a total of 911.6 hectares and has destroyed 2,183 buildings, according to the latest update of the European ‘Copernicus’ program with data referring to early this Wednesday.
With respect to the last 24 hours, the affected hectares have increased by 3.4 and the buildings destroyed by 21.
According to the latest report from the Department of Homeland Security, this Wednesday there was a new rupture of the main cone of the volcano and the lava flow to the west was maintained, feeding the already existing flows.
In addition, given the possible new arrival of the lava to the sea, the Maritime Captaincy established a perimeter of exclusion by sea from the south (Puerto Naos) to the north (Tazacorte) and parallel to the coast half a nautical mile from the coast.
Air quality reflects an increase in sulfur dioxide (SO2) values on the west side of the island and a daily emission of between 6,000 and 9,000 tons of SO2 into the atmosphere is estimated by this eruptive process.
The meteorological scenario continues to be favorable for airport operations, while seismicity reflects an increase in events with a magnitude greater than 3.5 MbLg in medium and deep depths (more than 20 kilometers), which is why it is still possible for an earthquake of intensity to occur. SAW.