Among the 10 streams that have been formed by the La Palma volcano , all of them alive but with little movement, the one that worries the most is the number three that moves south.
In a few days and parallel to wash number 9, it has traveled a wide stretch on its journey to the Atlantic, which could reach it very soon, forming a second strip .
On its way, wash 3 has already destroyed a significant number of houses that were still standing and a large area of crops, and has managed to start pushing part of the wash 9 that had stopped, which will lead to the arrival to the sea in no time.
“It is advancing at several meters per hour towards the Las Hoyas area,” says an expert from INVOLCAN. The stream is formed by a base with a “width of hundreds of meters” that is enlarged with the arrival of more lava from the volcano.
In the press conference that took place this Saturday, they confirmed that, in the event that the laundry reaches the sea forming a second strip, it will not be confined to more population .
The technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, has highlighted the “important” progress that colada 3 has had since this Friday, which in the last 24 hours has advanced about 1,500 meters towards the sea , burning several greenhouses and destroying quite a few houses.
The director of Pevolca reported at a press conference that in the last 48 hours, what was a “narrow and small” wash has been transformed into a “larger” wash that has been spilling over the line 9, mainly following troughs and standing parallel to the lava toe that Las Hoyas reached without reaching the sea.
In the next few hours , the evolution of this great mass of lava that is advancing with increasing speed will be analyzed thanks to a flight that has already been ordered and that will be carried out with a drone.
The proximity of the southernmost wash of the La Palma volcano this Saturday prevents access to work or pick up belongings in the La Bombilla area, a coastal town located between the municipalities of Tazacorte and Los Llanos de Aridane, has reported Cabido palmero.
Despite the advance of the magma , the entrance and exit accesses to Puerto Naos are still open , the Cabildo de La Palma points out on its social networks, in which it explains that the further south flows closer to the coast and has been located in parallel to the lava finger that reached the area of Las Hoyas, in Tazacorte, but without reaching the sea.