Volcanic Eruption Continues at La Palma – Results Being Felt From Above and Below
By Michael Carlowicz, NASA Earth Observatory
October 10, 2021
Cumbre Vieja volcano is making its presence felt from above and beneath.
The effects of the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano are being felt from above and beneath. Tremors and minute earthquakes are most incessantly shaking the bottom, and the plume of volcanic ash rising from the summit has change into chronic and every so often extra explosive. Bigger than a thousand houses and constructions were destroyed for the reason that eruption began on September 19, 2021.
At 1: 40 p.m. Western European Time on October 4, an astronaut aboard the Global Plot Space shot a photograph (above) of the south cease of La Palma. The oblique camera angle offers a 3-d scrutinize of how the volcanic plume rises above and over low-stage clouds. Within the gradual morning on the equivalent day, the Superior Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on dramatic lava flows this week.
As of the morning of October 9, the Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Center declared a code crimson for airplane passing thru the establish of dwelling. Plumes had been reaching 2 to three kilometers (1-2 miles) in altitude. The eruption has no longer been energetic ample to inject good quantities of ash and gases into the stratosphere, where they are able to contain solid and lasting results on weather and local weather.
Primarily based entirely on news studies, airborne ash has ended in intermittent closures of the airports on La Palma and assorted Canary Islands. Air quality at ground stage is episodically wretched reckoning on the wind route and depth. And ash falling from the sky has covered a few of La Palma’s salt residences, disrupting efforts at salt manufacturing.
In gradual September, scientists from the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN) suggested that the contemporary eruption would perchance well well persist for weeks to months. Cumbre Vieja last erupted about 50 years previously.
Astronaut photograph supplied by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and A long way-off Sensing Unit, Johnson Plot Center. The image has been cropped and enhanced to enhance disagreement, and lens artifacts were removed. NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, the spend of info from NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Plot Methods, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Crew.