SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan 4 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Pevolca Steering Committee is studying to advance relocations of new population centers to next Friday, after the first results of the analysis of the state of the runoffs carried out by scientists from the Geological and Mining Institute (IGMA-CSIC) and the Cabildo de La Palma that will allow progress in a better definition of the exclusion zone.
At the meeting on Tuesday, the data obtained in the monitoring of the runoffs in the northern zone that have been carried out since December 31st was presented to know the stability, gas emissions and temperature of the lava and thus be able to adjust the perimeters of evacuated areas.
With the information provided, the Technical Directorate and the Advanced Command Post will establish in each case the safety distances from the edges of the streams and will mark the accesses according to the risk with informative posters. In the coming days, the same study will be carried out on the south side of the eruption, where the greatest problems persist due to the emission of gases, mainly in La Bombilla, El Remo and Puerto Naos.
In addition, the representatives of all the administrations and emergency teams present in the Steering Committee highlighted the collaboration and prudence shown by the population in returning to their homes in the first phase of relocation, which began yesterday Monday for certain nuclei populations of El Paso, Tazacorte, Los Llanos and Fuencaliente and which are, to the north, partially Tacande and Tajuya (Hat roundabout), Las Martelas, La Condesa, Marina Alta, Marina Baja and Las Cabezadas (soccer field area and cemetery), and in the southern area, the nucleus of El Charco.
The return is being carried out without incident and gradually, following at all times the instructions of the authorities not to go down to basements, ventilate the homes well and always be accompanied. In this sense, it was recalled that during January 5 and 6, on the occasion of Three Kings Day, the accompaniments to irrigators, farmers and neighbors will be suspended.
Regarding the number of housed in hotels, the figure is reduced by 16 people compared to the latest available data, with a total of 548 people staying. Of these, 356 are staying in Fuencaliente, 122 in Breña Baja and 70 in Los Llanos de Aridane. The Red Cross estimates that several dozen people will return home in the near future. Likewise, of the dependent people, who were evicted before the eruption, 43 continue in social health centers on the island and will return to their homes once their relatives do so and their homes have adequate housing conditions for these people.
The meeting also analyzed the latest report from the Scientific Committee, which recalls that in this post-eruptive phase some volcanic dangers persist and does not necessarily entail the end of the magmatic reactivation in Cumbre Vieja, although the absence of tremor, seismicity, remains. it remains of low magnitude at all depths and that there is no trend in deformations.
Air quality levels have been good since December 28, both in sulfur dioxide and PM10 particles in all stations, with a single exceeding of the daily limit value on December 31 in Los Llanos de Aridane.
The Scientific Committee also stated that the estimated volumes of volcanic materials emitted to form the volcanic building is 28 million m3 and for the subaerial lava field it is about 187 million m3. To these volumes we must add those of the falling pyroclastic material and the volume of the underwater lavas.