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The dramatic scene showed a thick cloud of smoke swallowing the church bell tower before it collapsed and before it disappeared from the horizon.
Todok, Spain — A church on La Palma Island, Spain, collapsed on Sunday after lava from an erupting volcano entered the town of Todok and arrived at the building.
The dramatic scene captured by TV Canarias on the camera showed a cloud of thick smoke swallowing the church bell tower and disappearing from the horizon before it collapsed.
Scientists warned that it was too early to declare that the eruption phase was over, and authorities ordered residents to stay indoors to avoid unhealthy conditions, but since last week they have filled more than 500 buildings and 6,000. The volcano that evacuated more than one person is smoke from lava that encounters seawater that has reduced activity on Monday.
The ash plume coming out of the main vent on September 19th stopped early on Monday, showing live footage of the Kumbrevieha Mountains on La Palma Island broadcast by public Canary Islands television. However, the pillars of ash and volcanic material have returned after a two-hour rest.
“The volcano in La Palma has entered an inactive stage,” the Madrid-based Institute for Earth Sciences (IGEO) said in a tweet. “Let’s see how it will evolve in the next few hours.”
The Volcano Research Institute of the Islands has released a graph showing the sharp decline in seismic activity in the region. “In the last few hours, volcanic sway and strombolian eruption have almost disappeared,” Involcan said on Twitter. However, the institute had to continue with another post, which later announced that in addition to the ash cloud, “a re-emission of lava in the main cone was also confirmed.”
According to the National Geographical Institute of Spain, a swarm of earthquakes accompanying a half-century of volcanic eruptions on Spain’s first land has moved south, and more activity has been detected in the Fuenkariente region of the island. , Experts were also wary.
“Just because the volcano is less active doesn’t mean it can’t change,” the Institute’s chief investigator, Stavros Meredridis, told Antenna 3, a Spanish private broadcaster.
Meanwhile, island officials have told four neighbors to avoid toxic gases that could be released by encountering Atlantic water at temperatures above 1,000 ° C (1,830 Fahrenheit) at temperatures above about 20 ° C. I advised you to stay indoors.
Scientists say that thermal shock releases a water vapor plume loaded with hydrochloric acid and small particles of volcanic glass, which can cause skin, eye, and airway irritation.
The shopkeeper and residents were also cleaning the ash layer that had fallen on the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de las Palmas, after the wind had dispersed the volcanic clouds the day before.
Since Sunday, the velocity of the flow has increased as more fluid lava descends down steep slopes towards the cliffs towards the sea. According to officials, the stream was about 800 meters after reaching the water early on Monday.
According to the EU satellite surveillance service Copernicus, more than 230 hectares were filled with lava and more than 18 kilometers of roads were destroyed. The melted rocks destroyed the irrigation infrastructure of homes, schools, churches, health centers, and the island’s banana plantations, which provide nearly one-third of the island’s work.
No deaths or serious injuries have been reported since the eruption of the volcano.
Home to about 85,000, La Palma is part of the volcanoes of the Canary Islands, an archipelago in northwestern Africa. The island is approximately 35 km (22 miles) long and 20 km (12 miles) wide.
Para reported from Madrid.
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