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US News: volcanic eruption in the Canaries. Will the lava casting reach the sea?

Japan launches an alert after the eruption of an

 Japan launches an alert after the eruption of an Volcano © Janis Latvels Japan Japan issued an alert Friday after the eruption of a volcano in the southwestern of the country, which spanned with wholesale Rocks nearly one kilometer from the crater, reported the Kyodo press agency. According to Kyodo, no injuries were reported immediately after the eruption of Mount Otake, on an island of Kagoshima Prefecture.

Pour l'heure, des colonnes de fumées noires de plusieurs centaines de mètres de haut continuent de s’élever de ce volcan. © Desiree Martin / AFP For the time being, columns of black fumes of several hundred meters high continue to rise from this volcano.

Very worried about the progression of the lava casting of the Cumbre Vieja to the Atlantic Ocean, inhabitants, authorities and experts expect, helpless. It seems that the lava slows down herself.

The lava flow of an volcano entered Sunday on the island of La Palma, in the spanish archipelago of the Canaries, continues to progress and get closer to the Atlantic Ocean. A phenomenon that worries experts who fear the possible toxic gas emissions.

toxic clouds

Indeed, the contact between the lava and the sea could lead to the emanation of gas as well as explosions of lava pieces generated by thermal shock, and waves of boiling water, according to the institute geological studies of the United States (USGS).

Spain: lava flows at La Palma after the eruption of an

 Spain: lava flows at La Palma after the eruption of an Volcano Spain-Volcano: Spain: lava flows at La Palma after the eruption of an Volcano © Reuters / Forta Spain: Lava lava flows after the eruption of an volcano by Borja Suarez La Palma, Spain (Reuters) - a volcano is eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma, the Canary Islands, sending a plume of Smoke and ash in the air and lava jets towards dwellings located in two villages.

"The clouds generated by the water water interaction and washed are acidic" and "can be dangerous if we are too close," said Patrick Allard, from the Geophysics Institute of the Globe of Paris. The lava "does not wear inexorably towards the sea and we can not do anything about it. This is all impotence in the face of this flow (...) that carries everything in its passage (...) and will win other houses, "warned the President of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres.

Faced with this situation, the firefighters had done in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday a desperate attempt to deflect the lava flow of a good dozen meters of high entrance into the Todoque village, one of those evacuated by the Authorities and the last locality before the coast, located about 2 km as the crow flies.

Etna enters eruption

 Etna enters eruption in the night from Monday to Tuesday, the Sicilian volcano was eruption, spitting lava fountains and ash clouds. © Reuters After three weeks of calm, the Etna became unleashed again in the night from Monday to Tuesday. At 4:20 local time, the Sicilian volcano spritted from the lava of its southeast crater while clouds of ashes were visible from Catania in the morning. The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) confirmed on Tuesday morning a growing activity inside the crater.

Black fume columns

for the time, columns of black fumes of several hundred meters high continue to rise from this volcano, the Cumbre Vieja. The authorities emphasized that the ashes in suspension reduced visibility and asked the inhabitants of the island to limit their trips by car.

according to the last assessment provided by the European Geospatial Meeting System Copernicus, 154 hectares of land and 320 buildings were destroyed by the lava, including many homes abandoned hastily by their occupants. In total, 6,100 people have been evacuated since the beginning of the eruption, which has, for the moment, not made of dead or wounded. Among them are 400 tourists who were transferred to Tenerife, another island from the archipelago, said the authorities.

In fact, it may be the lava that will stop in itself. His slowdown, already very marked, has still increased Wednesday, so much so that it was no longer certain that it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the arrival of the lava in the Atlantic was scheduled for Monday night, then for Wednesday or Thursday. But the time was now in doubt about it.

eruption in the Canaries. One of the two lava flows is moving more

 eruption in the Canaries. One of the two lava flows is moving more © Desiree Martin / AFP The Cumbre Vieja volcano came up eruption on Sunday, September 19th on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands archipelago. The Spanish authorities announced Thursday, September 23 that one of the two lava flows, caused by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma in the archipelago of the Canaries, "stopped" while The other continues its progression "but much more slowly than before".

"We currently have no certainty as to whether the progress (of the lava) will go to the sea or not," said Wednesday Miguel Ángel Morcuende, the Director of the Emergency Cell following the 'eruption, during a press conference. The lava was only progressed only one meter per hour, Wednesday announced the Regional President. "The castings move very slowly, 12 meters in twelve hours," he said.

"Between 24 and 84 days"

The local government, which advised the inhabitants of the island to cover the nose and mouth when they come out, decreed a "radius of exclusion of two nautical miles" around The place where the lava could come into contact with the ocean.

According to the Volcano Institute of the Canaries (Involcan), the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja could last "between 24 and 84 days", with the key to important fumes of gas and smoke.

According to the Institute, between 6,000 and 11,500 tonnes of sulfur dioxide are thus recred daily in the atmosphere. The cloud, which has already reached the Moroccan coasts and the Iberian Peninsula, should then go back to the Balearic Islands and the south of France, according to the projections of the copernicus program.

The damage caused by the eruption - the first since 1971 on this island populated by nearly 85,000 inhabitants - already exceed the 400 million euros.

volcano in the Canaries: a new lava casting, very liquid, goes to the ocean .
© provided by the Parisian the Parisian a new cast of massive and very liquid lava occurred this Friday, on the Spanish island of La Palma, where the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted almost two weeks ago . According to the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME), this new casting started around 2:30 (3:30 in France), after the appearance of a new mouth deemed "very effusive" on the side of the Cumbre Vieja , in the canary archipelago, off the northwestern coasts of Africa.

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