The lava of the volcano from the Spanish island of La Palma is moving more fluidly today and has already reached the sea. In its path, it has entered an area of banana trees and has burned plastic from greenhouses and fertilizers, creating a toxic cloud, already diluted.
The lava flow emerging from the volcanic eruption of La Palma has reached the sea in an area of cliffs on the coast of Tazacorte.
The lava has been falling slowly and the only thing that has been seen in the distance are red hot stones that fall into the sea, according to the retransmission carried out by Televisión Canaria from a ship and the images provided from the ship of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography Ramón Margalef.
The darkness of the night does not allow to see the columns of water vapor that supposedly have been formed by the thermal shock of the lava with the sea, columns that carry gases that can be toxic to the eyes, lungs and skin.
The lava has fallen into the sea from a height of about one hundred meters by a cliff located near El Guirre beach, in Tazacorte.
The toxic cloud has not caused damage or danger to people, since it has remained within the exclusion zone (it only forced those who were in the vicinity with authorization to remove belongings and perishable products to evacuate) and emanated from the zone of banana trees in which there was ammonia and boron trichloride, among other components.
The Emergency Plan for the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands (Pevolca) does not rule out that this episode could be repeated, depending on the material that the lava burns.
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