La Palma update: Main cone collapses again releasing high quantity of lava and ash – Extremely bad air quality – Each tremor can break open another flow

After a 4.9 earthquake on Sunday afternoon, part of the la Palma volcano’s main cone collapsed. Lava has started to overflow from a secondary opening.

WOW! Watch and listen to the power of that amazing eruption:

That explosion ejected so much ash that it created a fog-like experience in the Aridane Valley and probably almost all around the eruption location.

The ejected Lava mainly flows into the main channel (the one that reached the ocean). The most dangerous flows (number 8 and number 14) currently stand still.

However, the continuous explosions are sending so much ash and fine particules in the sky that the air quality has turned very bad in parts of La Palma. Sulfur dioxide emissions reach values ​​between 16,600 and 23,100 tons per day. These levels are still high. Below, an official report for the municipality of Puntagorda, where a concentration of 671 micrograms per cubic meter of air of SO2 (much higher than the 500 limit) was measured.

Due to the bad air quality, residents of El Paso, Fuencaliente, Tijarafe, Puntagorda and Los Llanos de Aridane were asked to stay indoor. Otherwise, the use of FPP2 masks is mandatory. Moreover, schools in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, Tijarafe and Puntagorda of La Palma will remain closed on Tuesday.

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. The lava mass has grown 0.1 hectares during the past 24 hours. 2,593 buildings have been destroyed, none in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the seismic activity is picking up near the eruption center, where more than 62 earthquakes have been located within the last 24 hours. 7 of these earthquakes have been felt by the population.

The largest earthquake was a M4.6 that occurred at 17:07:10 (UTC) yesterday, and hit at a depth of 37 km. Just 8 seconds later another earthquake of M4.5 was located in the same area, 38 km deep, thus forming a double earthquake. In the last 24 hours, 7 earthquakes have been located at a depth of around 30 km and the remaining hit at around 12 km deep.

The latest data (chemical composition of the plume, seismicity and deformation of the ground) indicate that the magmatic contribution has a more superficial origin. This means that the lava reserves are getting smaller and that the deepest part of the system that feeds the volcano is being less active and has a lower capacity at feeding magma, and thus the eruption.

But after announcing these positive news, Pevolca officials said that the eruption wasn’t close to an end at all! The La Palma volcanic eruption is indeed not finished yet… Each tremor carries the potential to break open another flow.

And the second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood.

Revelation 8:8