Part of the cone of the La Palma volcano collapsed after a 4.9 magnitude earthquake

The volcanic eruption on La Palma continues to be very active.

The volcanic eruption on La Palma continues to be very active.

Photo: Marcos del Mazo / Getty Images

A earthquake magnitude 4.9 that has shaken the La Palma island in the Canary Islands and has generated a strong shock.

This has been the largest earthquake on record since the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island La Palma. And in the volcano itself there has been the collapse of part of the main cone, as reported by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (INVOLCAN).

The following video managed to capture the collapse of the main cone of the Cumbre Vieja volcano:

Large changes were also recorded in the secondary cone of the volcano, where lava overflows have increased.

The seismograph of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) Itahiza DomĂ­nguez said that from the observation point of Tajuya they have verified that there is emission of lava flows further west of the secondary cone, which in the last hours has suffered several lava overflows. “The dynamics are changing and it will be necessary to evaluate with more data throughout the day,” DomĂ­nguez pointed out on his Twitter account.

The main wash that reached the neighborhood of La Laguna is stopped, but it is receiving “a lot of contribution” of lava in its rear part, as confirmed by the thermal imaging cameras, so in the next few hours the course will be defined. that he takes on his way to the sea.

The latest update to the Copernicus system is that the volcanic eruption It has left 889 hectares razed and 2,129 buildings destroyed.

The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, arrived on Saturday to the island, on his fifth visit, and has announced a budget modification to the Contingency Fund to accelerate aid to those affected by the La Palma volcano eruption, especially in the areas of employment, agriculture and fishing.

President Sánchez reiterated the commitment of the government of Spain with the islanders and with the future of La Palma, a future that, he said, will be “of hope” once the eruption that this Sunday celebrates five weeks ends.

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