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La Palma volcano summary: 7 November 2021

La Palma volcano, live updates today: eruption, tsunami warning and latest news | Canary Islands

La Palma volcano: Sun 7 Nov

Earthquakes continue on La Palma

There have been 27 earthquakes detected by the National Geographic Institute (IGN) during the early hours of Monday in La Palma and they have occurred at depths of between 9 and 37 kilometres.

The highest magnitude earthquake reached 3.4 at 1:00 a.m. in the municipality of Fuencaliente and at a depth of 13 kilometres.

Ash covers La Palma

While many houses have been saved from the path of destruction caused by the rivers of lava covering the island, many have not been able to avoid the build up of volcanic ash.

In high quantiites, the ash can become heavy enough to cause a building to collpse, so where it is safe, teams are working tirelessly to remove it as quickly as possible.

This footage shows lava overflowing from a secondary opening on the island of La Palma, 50 days after the volcanic eruption began.

Images of the volcano at 4:00 p.m. (Canarian time) today from the Llano del Jable Astronomical Viewpoint.

Incredible images of La Palma taken on November 6. 

The ash fog in the Aridane Valley in La Palma on November 7.


Members of the UME monitor the lava flow following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary island of La Palma.

It has been 50 days since Cumbre Vieja began erupting, forcing more than 6,000 people out of their homes as the lava burnt its way across huge swathes of land on the western side of La Palma.

Photo by Luismi Ortiz / AFP

Over 2,700 buildings have been destroyed and there have been 35,000 earthquakes/tremors.

A two-storey house completely covered by the ash from the La Palma volcano. The house chimneys are still marginally above the ash.

La Palma side Mensajero secure a point

The highest profile soccer club on the stricken island of La Palma (CD Mensajero) were in action in Extremadura today as they faced Merida in the fourth tier of Spanish football with the Canary Islanders securing a creditable 1-1 draw.


Binter offer free flights to students

The local Canary Island airline is offering free flights to La Palma students who have suffered as a result of the volcano and who need to move from island to island as part of their studies.


Cumbre Vieja: Day 50 in numbers

To date, the volcano has impacted on 2,722 buildings which have been affected with 129 of these suffering serious damage. 70km of road on the island has also been destroyed.


64km of La Palma roads affected by Cumbre Vieja

The local La Palma council have confirmed that over 60km of roads on the island have been affected by ash and lava from the active volcano and that ash cleaning tasks continue on the LP 2, LP212, LP213 and LP215 roads.

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40 tremors felt on La Palma

The volcanic island experienced 40 earth tremors on Saturday night into Sunday morning with the most sizeable measuring 3,6 on the Richter scale and this was recorded at 02:52 (local time) in the municipality of Fuencaliente.

Black ash cloud bellows from Cumbre Vieja

The latest video of the mouth of the volcano recorded a few hours ago shows thick black smoke and ash emerging from the volcano as today marks seven weeks exactly since the Cumbre Vieja volcano became active.

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Poor air quality warning in 5 municipal areas

The local La Palma government has issued a poor air quality warning in five municipal areas close to the Cumbre Vieja volcano with Tazacorte, Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso, Tijarafe and Puntagorda being cited.

Three workmen fall from roofs clearing ash

Three workmen fell as they cleared ash from roof tops from houses in the Valle de Aridane with one of the individuals in a serious condition and having to be transferred to La Palma general hospital.

No date can be put on the end of the eruption - IGN volcanologist

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Stravos Meletlidis, a volcanologist of Spain's National Geographic Institute (IGN), said that a date cannot be put on the end of the eruption of Cumbre Vieja, because the process of change of a volcano is "continuous and complex".

2,700+ buildings destroyed in 50 days

Since the beginning of the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano 50 day ago on 19 September, more than 2,700 buildings have been destroyed by the resultant lava flow.

18 earthquakes detected

Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) has so far registered 18 earthquakes this Sunday, three of which were felt by residents. The strongest, however, did not exceed a magnitude of 3.4.


No signs of La Palma volcano activity stopping

Pevolca spokeswoman Carmen López announced on Saturday that there is no scientific data to suggest that Cumbre Vieja will cease activity in the short term. Pictured in the volcano errupting on Saturday night. PHOTO: EFE/ Elvira Urquijo.

Latest view of eruption from Tecande

INVOLCAN has published the latest footage of the Cumbre Vieja volcano from Tecande, wich was recordead at 10.15am local time this morning...

Tazacorte to buy 3.7 square km of land to construct new housing

The Tazacorte council has approved the purchase of 3.7 square km of land which will be used for the construction of 168 units of housing for residents whose whose have been destroyed by the volcanic eruption.

Domestive violence calls increase in La Palma

According to a report by Newtral, calls to Spain's emergency 112 number related to domestic violence have increased since the start of the volcanic eruption, which entered its 50th day today.

Volcanic eruption has entered phase of "certain stability"

Technical director of the Canary Islands Volcano Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Rubén Fernández, has assured that the eruption, which began 7 weeks ago today, has entered a phase of "certain stability".

Meanwhile, overnight some 11 new earthquakes have been registered in La Palma, the strongest of which with a magnitude exceeding 4.0.

Vintage car rally in La Palma

A classic car rally went ahead as planned in La Palma yesterday as the Cumbre Vieja volcano to continue to emit smoke and ashes...

La Palma Lava flows being monitored 24 hours a day

The Spanish Military Emergencies Unit have been monitoring the various lava streams coming out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano around the clock. The UME is using mass spectrometry instruments to study the chemical composition of the volcanic matter being expelled by the volcano on La Palma.

'Strombolian footage' of Cumbre Vieja

More fascinating footage of Cumbre Vieja in action courtesy of INVOLCAN who have been closely monitoring the volcano and compiling data since it began errupting on 19 September. Here it is last night in full Strombolian mode. 

Update on La Palma lava field expanse

Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been keeping a bird's eye view on the developing situation on La Palma from the Cumbre Vieja eruption using orbiting satellites to track the extent of the lava flow and the damage it is causing. 

48.5 mores acres have been covered in lava in the last 12 hours, while an addtional six buildings have surcome to the unrelenting flow of lava since the last update. 

Hello and welcome to our live blog for Sunday 7 November 2021, bringing you the latest updates and information on the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma.

Despite the fact that many believed it would be short-lived when the lava first started flowing on 19 September, the volcano has yet to let up. Experts have hinted that there may be signs of an end to the eruption and we'll keep you up to date with developments.


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