According to data from the Sentinel-2 satellite connected to the European Union Satellite Image System (Copernicus), the lava from the volcano on the island of La Palma has advanced 24.4 hectares in the last 24 hours and has covered an area of 680.4 hectares. far.
The number of houses and buildings destroyed by lava rose to 1,548, an increase of 90 compared to yesterday.
While 6,400 people have been evacuated from their homes in the current situation in the region, local government sources reported that new evacuations may occur.
Lava destroyed 90 hectares of bananas
Alicia Vanoostende, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Autonomous Government of the Canary Islands, in her speech in the local parliament, stated that the most expensive bananas in Spain and the Canary Islands are grown on La Palma, and that the lava destroyed the planted bananas on 90 hectares and the total damage was 30-40 million, he said it was in euros.
Meanwhile, it was announced that only last night 55 earthquakes were detected on La Palma, where more than 35 thousand earthquakes have occurred in the last month, and that of 02.27 was 4.5 on the Richter scale.
The authorities shared the information that the most severe earthquake was detected last night since the volcano was activated.
It shows that the end of the explosion will not occur in the short or medium term ”.
“The data observed in the La Palma volcano, especially sulfur dioxide emissions, show that the end of the eruption will not occur in the short or medium term,” said María José Blanco, Spokesperson for the Scientific Committee of the Pevolca Institution. . .
Blanco noted that the volcano released a gas cloud at an altitude of 3,000 meters that contained more than 17,774 tons of sulfur dioxide per day, and that this measure had to be reduced to 100 to think that the eruption was over.