La Palma volcano update: Lava flows reach coast again, enters ocean at Playa Los Guirres


La Palma volcano update: Lava flows reach coast again, enters ocean at Playa Los Guirres

Lava flow reaching the beach of Los Guirres today (image: INVOLCAN)

La Palma volcano update: Lava flows reach coast again, enters ocean at Playa Los Guirres

Current seismic signal at La Palma's TBT station (image: IGN)

The eruption continues with little changes overall. At the vent, intermittent ash-rich lava fountains and strombolian-type explosions produce steam and ash plumes that continue to rise to approx. 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and drift southwest over the Atlantic. Lava effusion remains significant, likely at similar levels as during the past days, because the volcanic tremor signal and deformation data show no significant changes. It may not seem as abundant mainly because most of the lava erupted at the vents is flowing directly into a tube system and aliments various parts of the flow field, both by inflating it and creating new surface flows or outbreaks, on top of existing flows or as new outbreaks detaching from its margins.While the latter lava flow activity has been less frequent in the past days and made for hopes the eruption might be "getting tired", it has changed today: a new flow front detached from the southwestern margin and reached the beach of Los Guirres, south of the existing older sea delta, at 10.50 a.m. local time today. Certainly, it is at good news at least in that the lava flowing into the sea is not damaging so-far untouched land...Here are some videos of this activity:

Más imágenes a las 12:00 hora canaria pic.twitter.com/m8dk6fvAPd

— INVOLCAN (@involcan) November 9, 2021

Imagen a las 14:00 hora canaria desde la patrullera de la @guardiacivil / Footage from 14:00 canarian time from the boat of the @guardiacivil pic.twitter.com/qzhCQqnJbB

— INVOLCAN (@involcan) November 9, 2021

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La Palma volcano update: Activity continues to slow down

La Palma volcano update: Lava flows reach coast again, enters ocean at Playa Los Guirres

The activity at the vents continues to decrease gradually, at least visually and audibly. Residents reported less explosions and less intense degassing noises. Explosions at the vent are intermittent and no longer as vigorous as before although ash emissions seemed to have picked up in the morning again. ... Read all

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