La Palma volcano summary: 8 November 2021
La Palma volcano: live updates
- Volcano into eighth week of activity, having begun on 19 September
- 18 earthquakes registered in La Palma overnight, the largest with a magnitude over 4.0
- President Sanchez announces €18.8 million in aid to farmers and fishermen, in addition to tax exemption for victims of eruption who have lost a dwelling
- Some La Palma schools limit on-site classes due to ash cloud
- Spanish government to provide further €70 million among its support measures
- Volcanologist speaks to AS about the effects of lava reaching the sea
- An overview of the active volcanoes on the Canary Islands
- When was the last volcanic eruption on the Canary Islands?
Cumbre Vieja eruption: related articles
36 earthquakes registered in La Palma
Spain's National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered 36 more earthquakes on La Palma this Tuesday. 29 were located in Fuencaliente and 7 in Mazo, with the depth ranging from 3 to 38 kilometers. The largest earthquake has a magnitude of 4.0 occurred at 6.55 am in the municipality of MazoI.
Onlookers watch the smoke and ash billowing out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. (EFE)
Gallery of shots taken during the eruption
As La Palma gets closer to two months of eruption, Daily Sabah, using pictures from Reuters, takes a look back at some of the most stunning shots so far.
Cumbre Vieja spewing ash at 1,600m
Italian volcanologists INGV Vulcani recorded plumes of smoke and ash from the active volcano which, at times reached 1,600m in height.
CD Tenerife: 'Somos La Palma'
The Spanish second division soccer side from neighboring Canary Island, CD Tenerife continue to generate awareness for the stricken island of La Palma as the first team continue to wear playing shirts with 'Somos La Palma' emblem (We are La Palma) on the chest.
Zaragoza gala raises 15,000 euro for La Palma
The Teatro Principal de Zaragoza staged a charity gala 'Zaragoza for La Palma' on Sunday night. The event was organized by the City Council and the 'Casa de Canarias' in Aragón, to help raise money for the inhabitants of the stricken Canary Island. The concert featured the talents of artists such as: Nacho del Río & Beatriz Bernad, Diego Peña, Yolanda Blanco, Elem, Blues Guajiro, Javi El Mago, el Coro Amici Musicae Juvenil & the Hamster Vocal Ensemble.
Nicest towns in Spain assocation launches La Palma t-shirt
The association which pulls together some of Spain's most picturesque villages and towns (104 in total) have created a limited edition t-shirt with all sales from the shirt going towards the La Palma aid fund.
Emergency work underway to connect Las Manchas and Puerto Naos
Emergency works to connect Las Manchas and Puerto Naos with the LP-213 highway, in La Palma, will begin tomorrow (Tuesday) and are expected to last a month confirmed Canary Islands president, Ángel Víctor Torres.
Volcano is an 'open book' for experts
The La Palma volcano is being considered by many researchers as "an open book" which allows experts to learn more about the aspects related to the eruptive process at the active Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Schools to remain closed in 5 areas
Students at schools in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, Tijarafe & Puntagorda will once again have to study from home given the poor air condition caused from ash and lava from the active Cumbre Vieja volcano.
27 minor quakes felt on the island
There have been 27 minor tremors on the island of La Palma in the past 24 hours with the most prominent being felt in the area of Fuencaliente which registered 3,4 on the Richter scale.
'No end to the eruption in sight'
Experts studying the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma are unanimous in one thing and are united in the view that there is no end in sight to the eruption abating. The volcano sparked into life of September 19 and despite some volcanologists last week suggesting the volcano was waning in power, after 51 days of activity, the common view is that the volcano will be active for the foreseeable future.
Spanish Govt. to study La Palma-peninsula connection
Spain's transport minister Raquel Sánchez has confirmed that the Spanish government will study the viability of a domestic sea connection between the Canary Island of La Palma and the Spanish peninsula.
Thermal images of lava flow at El Pedregal
More fascinating images courtesy of the experts at INVOLCAN who were taken up in the air over La Palma today by Spain's Civil Guard - that allowed them to take these stunning thermal images of the lava flow extending down through El Pedregal.
Schools closed in five boroughs of La Palma
Schools in five boroughs of La Palma will remain closed on Tuesday. The regional government announced that school children will not be able to attend classes in person in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, Tijarafe and Puntagorda, but classes will be conducted online.
Remote classes will continue until meteorological conditions on the island improve. At the moment, it is advised that anyone leaving the house should wear an FFP2 mask due to the changing levels of air quality.
Images of collapsed volcanic tube
Spain's Geological and Mining Institute shared a video showing a collapsed volcanic tube, created by one of the lava flows seeping out of the side of Cumbre Vieja. There has been a reduction in seismic activity on La Palma during the past few hours with tremors restricted to zones within a 10 to 15 kilometres circumference from the main crater.
Lava flow update from Copernicus
According to the most recent radar imaging map from the Copernicus observation programme, lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano now covers a total of 993.7 hectates of land on La Palma - the lava mass has grown 0.1 hectares during the past 24 hours.
The good news is that there is no reports of more buildings being damaged or destroyed.
When volcano and Milky Way meet
This is arguably the most stunning picture I've shared with you over the past few weeks - and that is saying something.
In it you can see the volcano, a sea of low-lying cloud and, slightly further away, the Milky Way.
Transport minister thanks support workers
Spanish Minister of Transport Raquel Sánchez has thanked the commitment and involvement of airport staff in La Palma, especially the firefighters, who have also collaborated in tasks such as cleaning the heliport of the General Hospital, help in evacuations and collection of belongings.
An eye on Cumbre Vieja
Another update from the Llano del Jable viewpoint at 10:30 am local time.
It's clearly not as spectacular as some of the lava-spewing moments we have seen, but if you've been following our coverage closely you'll already know the problems, and dangers, of this constant stream of smoke and ash.
Air quality reports in La Palma
It's more than likely that you've never seen an official report on air quality following a volcanic eruption. Well, here's one for your perusal.
As you may be able to detect, the quality at Puntagorda is described as 'very unfavourable'.
Eroski and customers donate €435,000
Spanish retailer Eroski launched a campaign last month throughout its commercial network to raise funds for the people affected by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island.
As part of the campaign, the retailer encouraged the consumption of Canarian Bananas as a way of supporting the banana sector and the population affected by this natural disaster. It said it would donate €0.10 for every kilogram of Eroski Natur bananas sold in its stores. Customers were also able to make a voluntary donations at the cash registers.
At the launch Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa, director of health and sustainability at Eroski, said, "Immediate attention is a priority in cases of natural disasters such as the one we are experiencing in La Palma. From Eroski, we will donate and channel the solidarity of our clients through the Red Cross, which is offering assistance and support on the island from the first moment, to help cover the basic needs of food and accommodation of the affected people.
"Canarian banana is one of our most appreciated products, both for its quality and taste. In these difficult times for the banana sector in La Palma, we want to make our clients aware of the importance of betting more than ever on this product so relevant to the island's economy and employment.
"The eruption of the volcano is seriously affecting plantations and infrastructure, but consuming banana from La Palma is still safe, healthy and tasty. The donation we make from Eroski, added to that of our clients, will allow us to cover the basic needs of the population affected by the volcano."
And it has now been confirmed that they have raised 435.000 euros for the cause. Well done everyone!!
Navy to help farmers access their crops
The Spanish Armada is going to help the affected farmers of La Palma with the supply of landing craft so that they can access their plantations.
The amphibious ship 'Castilla' left yesterday from the naval base Rota with four boats of the Naval Beach Group.
Lidl helps more than 2,000 La Palma families
The supermarket chain Lidl, which has two stores in La Palma - one in Los Llanos de Aridane which has been seriously affected by the volcanic eruption - has announced a package of measures in the support and assistance of the victims.
It has made a donation of €60,000, which those affected will receive through the City Council, in the form of monetary coupons that can be redeemed in Lidl stores on the island, and which in turn will help more than 2,000 affected families.
La Palma fund raising: Mondragón Orchestra and others
Next week another benefit concert will be held in Alcobendas in support of those affected by the eruption of the volcano on La Palma, with national artists such as Javier Gurruchaga and Juan Valderrama. All proceeds will go to the current needs of the islanders, as well as to the different aid programs set up to support those impacted.
The concert will be held at the Teatro Auditorio Ciudad de Alcobendas, on 19 November 19 at 8:30 p.m. local time with tickets available for 20 euros.
Monday morning in La Palma
The folk at Involcan have shared, as they have been for several weeks, these latest images live from the volcano this morning. As you can see, the smoke is still flowing.
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.
La Palma cone collapses
How and when the volcanic activity is going to come to an end is anyone's guess right now. Ever tremor carries the potential to break open another flow.
Cumbre Vieja erupts again
The power of the volcanic eruption can almost be felt in this footage, taken on Sunday afternoon.
Spectacular volcano images
Every evening on Spanish television - and on others around the world - there is a slot dedicated to covering the latest news on the Cumbre Vieja. These are the types of images that are drawing such interest, but those that have been affected are the real story.
Ash fog reduces La Palma visibility
The attached video clip gives you an idea of the the volcanic ash creates a fog-like experience. This footage was taken in the Aridane Valley in La Palma on 7 November.
Hello and welcome to our live blog for Monday 8 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 had hinted that there may be signs of an end to the eruption, but things are very much still bubbling. We'll keep you up to date with all developments.