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La Palma volcano news summary: 9 November 2021

LA PALMA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 08: The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on November 08, 2021 in La Palma, Spain. The volcano has been erupting since September 19, 2021 after weeks of seismic activity, resulting in millions of Euros worth of damage to p

Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption: live updates


Volcano into eighth week of activity, having begun on 19 September

- 80 more earthquakes registered in La Palma on Tuesday, the largest with a magnitude over 3.8.

- 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

Useful information

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

Day 52 of the erruption

Geography Hub releases a new video on the status of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma. The group reports that at one vent activity has begun to decrease, giving experts the idea that the erruption could around halfway done. While actitivty has been slow since 4 November, there is still a chnace that it could pick back up.

World Central Kitchen continues their oppeartion in La Palma

Shortly after the eruption in La Palma began, Spanish chef José Andrés sent a team from his organization World Central Kitchen to the island to provide food support. More than six weeks since the crisis began, his team remains on the island and is continuing to provide much needed support to the local population and first responders.

A deep layer of ash barries areas of La Palma

New images from the EU's Sentinel2 capture the ash that has coated the island in La Palma.

The crisis continues

Millions of euros in damage have resulted from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma. More than a month since the eruption began, the volcano has shown no signs of stopping soon.

Drone footage of Cumbre Vieja's smouldering crater

More stunning drone footage of Tuesday's volcanic activity  on La Palma, this time a bird's eye view of Cumbre Vieja's smouldering crater, courtesy of the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute.

Classes to resume at La Palma schools

The Canary Islands Education Board announced that pupils are expected to return to school in Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso, Tazacorte, Puntagorda and Tijarafe from tomorrow, Wednesday 10 November. Schools have been closed with classes conducted remotely since last week due to a deterioration in air quality.

Los Guirres

Lava hits Los Guirres beach

This drone image taken by the Spanish Military's Emergencies Unit (UME) shows lava flows numbers 1 and 2 cascading down onto Los Guirres beach in Tazacorte, La Palma on Tuesday.

PHOTO: Spanish Military Emergencies Unit (UME)

Ship deployed to help La Palma farmers

Spain's Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday that the vessel Castilla has been deployed to La Palma where it will embark tomorrow, It's task is to help the island's farmers who have been affected by the volcanic erruption with the distribution of produce and equipment.

Latest radar imaging of La Palma lava flows

The latest images from the EU's Copernicus earth observatory imaging system show the lava flows on La Palma with two having now reached the sea, and a total surface area of 994.6 hectares now affected. In good news, only one building has fallen prey to the lava's advance over the 24-hour period in question.

Lava flow reaches the sea

Two of the lava flows from Cumbre Vieja have been fed by renewed activity in the volcano and one has now reached the sea at the Los Guirres beach on La Palma. The number 1 flow is responsible for the delta that has formed on the island while the number 2 flow is currently pouring over the beaches at Los Guirres.


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Cumbre Vieja entering "more stable phase"

(EFE) The director of the Canary Islands National Geographic Institute (IGN), María José Blanco, said Tuesday that the eruptive process of the Cumbre Vieja volcano has entered a "more stable" phase, but that stability must be maintained over time.

This stability, she said, must be maintained "for some time" and even decrease "gradually and steadily" in all parameters: seismicity, deformation, tremor and gas emission.

The lava has already reached the beach of Los Guirres and is now about 50 meters short of the sea according to Francisco Prieto, spokesman for the steering committee of the Volcanic Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands (Pevolca).

Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Wu Lei and Benzema, most popular LaLiga stars in La Palma shirt auction


Wu Lei and Benzema, most popular LaLiga stars in La Palma shirt auction

Shirts worn by the Espanyol and Real Madrid strikers brought in the most money in a charity auction aimed at raising money for the people of La Palma.

Involcan video of lava flow on Los Guirres beach

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) has published this video footage of the lava flow reaching the Los Guirres beach on La Palma, filmed from a Spanish Civil Guard patrol boat:

Dept of National Security figures on Cumbre Vieja eruption

According to figures released by Spain’s Department of National Security earlier today, the lava flow emanating from the Cumbre Vieja volcano has now affected 984 hectares of the island of La Palma, with 1,452 buildings damaged or destroyed.

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Members of the public watch on Monday as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on La Palma.

(Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Involcan images of lava flowing onto Los Guirres beach

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) has shared these thermal video images of the lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano falling onto the Los Guirres beach.

The lava flowing onto the beach appears to be insufficient to reach the sea imminently, Involcan spokesperson David Calvo has told the Spanish news agency EFE.

Where are most volcanoes located?


Where are most volcanoes located?

AS journalist Greg Heilman looks at how volcanoes are created and where on the planet they're most likely to be found.

Full story

INVOLCAN has published footage of the latest view of the Cumbre Vieja volcano from Tacande.

Latest from El País

As reported by our colleagues at El País in English: "The lava flowing out from the new volcano on La Palma is coming out closer to the surface, as magma reserves at greater depths become depleted. That’s according to the experts monitoring the eruption, who warn it is still too soon to reach conclusions."

"We have an unknown challenge, which is to address the reconstruction of an island. There will be many more things that unite us, than those that separate us"

Ángel Victor Torres, President of the Canary Islands

80 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.


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.

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.

Drone images captured overnight....


Onlookers watch the smoke and ash billowing out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. (EFE)

Hello and welcome to our live blog for Tuesday 9 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.


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