La Palma volcano | news summary for 27 November
Cumbre Vieja volcano: latest news
- New lava flow from fresh fissure has "almost stopped", local authorities say
- Canary Islands regional premier promises more homes for those displaced by eruption
- Lockdown lifted in La Palma
- All flights to and from La Palma remain suspended on Saturday morning
- 2,695 buildings destroyed by lava on La Palma
- Cumbre Vieja rated at alert level 3
- First V-VI intensity earthquake recorded on La Palma
- Cumbre Vieja eruption has been active for over two months, having started on 19 September
- AS speaks to expert in volcanology about the effects of lava reaching the sea
- The lowdown on the active volcanoes on the Canary Islands
- Where are most volcanoes found on Earth?
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New lava flow emerges on north side of La Palma volcano
A new lava flow has appeared at the rear flank of Cumbre Vieja. The new lava stream was detected at approximately 3am local time on Sunday morning. and is moving in a north easterly direction, accotrding to IGN's Itahiza Domínguez. This latest development is concerning for authorities as the new lava flow could consume more land and destroy more residential areas if it continues to advance.
La Palma Airport is operational again after being cleared of ashes.
Passengers are advised to check with their airlines to find out if their flights will push through as scheduled.
No end in sight to the action at the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Although the volcano has seen decreased activity, the smoke and lava continue to spew from its cone.
La Palma is being shaken by earthquakes every few minutes.
The latest one is recorded to have a magnitude of 3.3 on the Richter scale.
The people of La Palma continue to suffer from the destruction brought about by the volcano eruption.
Here's how you can help.
An earthquake has been detected in the area of La Palma.
Spain’s National Geographical Institute has registered the quake's magnitude at 3.2.
The La Palma eruption seems to have diminished.
However, inflation could indicate that a new surge of lava output will occur, compensating for these lower levels.
More Involcan images of Cumbre Vieja volcano
Here is another video of the jet of lava emanating from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, shared by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan):
An aerial view of a house located near Tajuya, surrounded by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
(Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez)
Drone footage of volcano
Drones sent up by Spain's Geology and Mining Institute (IGME) captured this aerial footage of the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano today:
Yet more flight disruption
The continued activity by Cumbre Vieja leads to more airline cancellations.
Involcan video of eruption
The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) has published this video, filmed on Saturday evening local time, of the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano:
Seen from the Tayuja viewpoint, the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to expel lava on Saturday.
(Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez)
Drone footage of La Palma delta
This aerial footage of the delta forming off La Palma as the lava reaches the sea shows the extent of the headland, which is now around 43 hectares.
New lava flow slowing
The fresh lava flow spilling out of a new fissure on Cumbre Vieja is slowing down afer initially roaring across the south face of the mountain from Thursday.
Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez
La Palma airport remains closed on Saturday morning
Local Canary Islands carrier Binter says the La Palma airport will remain closed until at least 13:00 on Saturday due to volcanic activity. Flights have been suspended for the past two days with others in the Canaries diverted due to weather conditions.
Worries that tourist season is a washout for La Palma
The ongoing eruption on La Palma has made getting to and off the island difficult with airlines having to suspend flights when the ash cloud blows in the direction of the airport. The fall and winter seasons are the high season for the Canary Islands when Northern Europeans flee the cold to enjoy the stable temperatures generally in the high 70s.
Many fear those who depend on tourism for their living won't make it through the season. Hopes are pinned on the eruption stopping in time to receive travelers for Easter Holiday break.
The opening of a new fissure on Cumbre Vieja produced a new lava flow, the 10th since the eruption began, travelling at 600 metres per hour. Local authorities say the flow has now almost stopped.
River of lava flows to Atlantic Ocean
This Reuters footage shows a river of lava flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma into the Atlantic Ocean.
La Palma's homeless animals in the rain
The shelter for animals abandoned due to the volcanic eruption on La Palma suffered the consequences of heavy rain on Friday.
Latest Copernicus Cumbre Vieja update
The EU Copernicus Earth observation programme has released its latest update on the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption, based on radar imagery taken by the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-Skymed satellite.
According to Copernicus’ new figures, the lava flow on La Palma measures 1,094.7 hectares, and has caused the destruction of 2,695 buildings on the Canary Island.
Latest update on eruption from Cabildo de La Palma
According to the latest update provided by the Cabildo de La Palma, the island’s local government on Friday:
- The air quality is good across La Palma
- There is optimism La Palma airport will be able to operate on Saturday
- The new lava flow emanating from the fissure that opened on Thursday has now “almost stopped”
- Seismic activity on the island is lower than in previous weeks
Footage of volcano's main vent
The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) has shared this video of the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano's main vent, filmed on Friday evening.
Seen from the Tajuya viewpoint, the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to expel lava on the Canary Island of La Palma.
Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez
Time-lapse video of volcano
Spain's National Geographical Institute has put together this time-lapse video of the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano, filmed overnight on Thursday.
Cumbre Vieja volcano live updates: hello and welcome
Good morning and welcome to our dedicated live feed on Cumbre Vieja, the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma which has now been active for more than two months.
Thousands of local residents have been forced to evacuate their homes and experts are still unsure of how long the eruption will continue for.