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Cumbre vieja: Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma

Опубликовано: January 19, 2023 в 8:00 am


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Parque Natural de Cumbre Vieja (La Palma)

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Fishguard, UK232 contributions

Visit the mountains

Mar 2022 • Couples

Visited here today. Hired a car a drive up. You have to book a parking slot before hand. Fantastic views and nice walks. You will need rigid walking boots / shoes. Great views

Written March 29, 2022

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toni b

Thun, Switzerland116 contributions

Not only for tree huggers

Jan 2020

easy and longer trail for everyone. Book your parking space in advance, there are not many ..great outlook points.

Written February 20, 2020

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Norwich, Uk167 contributions

Wonderful volcanic landscape

Jan 2019 • Solo

You can take organised tours up here, but I simply caught the no. 300 bus from Santa Cruz bus station, which takes about 45 minutes to climb up to the information centre near Cumbre. You then have to pick up a taxi to the top (15 mins) which will cost you 9 euros each way unless you have others to share the fare. The winding roads to the top pass some fabulous scenery, and when you get to the top, and start walking through the pine forests, it’s nothing short of spectacular, with its huge cliffs and sheer rock faces. You can do short walks, for about an hour, as I did, or much longer ones, but there are several warning signs that some of them are dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted unless you are a very experienced walker and climber, and even then it’s dodgy. It’s important to be aware that this is not the top of the crater and does not give access to the 5 observatories. You have to either take an organised trip, or hire a car and walk in order to do this.

Written February 8, 2019

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Henry T

Reading, UK1,651 contributions

Amazing, just amazing…

Jan 2019 • Couples

If you’re visiting the highest point on the Caldera rim where the observatories are, and if I got my geography right, heading out along the GR footpath along the Caldera rim you pass in and out of the National Park as you walk.
The scenery varies from the barren rocks, lava and ash of the Caldera rim to other volcanic vents from more recent activities to the beautiful pine forests heading down from the rim trail.
I’m sure we only saw a fraction of what’s there on our walks along the GR trails.
Definitely a must see if you’re visiting La Palma.

Written February 6, 2019

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robert m

Broadway, UK79 contributions

Stunning scenery.

Jun 2018 • Couples

Not to be missed. The scenery and geology is simply amazing. Huge cliffs surround the caldera with pine forrests surrounding.

Written July 8, 2018

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canada350 contributions

another world to experience in one short drive

Dec 2017 • Couples

experience completely different eco systems from the sea level in this visit. Around the island you can also experience even more. The drive up to the top is definitely worth it, but plan ahead as only 10 cars ca be there at one time.

Written December 26, 2017

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Burlington, Canada119 contributions

Amazing climb to the viewpoint, glad it was in a car

Oct 2017 • Couples

The scenery on the drive up is amazing. The sheer cliffs and switchback road make for great views. The view over the old caldera takes you back at the enormous size of it.

Written November 2, 2017

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Antwerp, Belgium1,156 contributions

Enjoy the volcanic landscapes!

Apr 2017 • Family

This is a splendid parque Natural to walk in. Go on a clear day with moderate wind! Bring enough water because you walk mostly in the sun on black sand, so it can feel very hot! Enjoy the magnificent views and the stunning landscapes!

Written April 12, 2017

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Aalborg, Denmark2 contributions

Sublimely breathtaking volcanic landscape

Apr 2017 • Solo

This is an amazing place that left me in awe. The scenery is indescribably beautiful and human beings are few and far between. The trails teeter on the edge of precipices with stunning views that make you appreciate why people started visiting ‘sublime ‘ landscapes in the first place. A word of warning, however – you need to be fairly fit and well shod, as the paths can be treacherous at times due to masses of stones and dust that move under your feet when you least expect it – and I was wearing good hiking boots! Unless you’re an expert mountain walker, add at least 30% to the estimated walking times provided in the otherwise excellent info provided at the visitors’ centre. Take plenty of water and remember – the sublime cannot be tamed…

Written April 3, 2017

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Prague, Czech Republic258 contributions

Perfect walk over the mighty volcanoes

Nov 2016 • Business

Gives you the best idea of the local volcanic nature. Could be windy, even pretty rainy but always a treat! Love the different views of the volcanoes, colours and far views. A must of La Palma!

Written November 20, 2016

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Cumbre Vieja Volcanic Eruption Tracking

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The 2021 Cumbre Vieja eruption began September 2021 at the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. An earthquake swarm started on September 11th before the eruption started on September 19th. It is the first volcanic eruption on the island since the eruption of Teneguía in 1971.

The eruption has caused the evacuation of around 7,000 people, and the lava flow has covered over 670 hectares. The lava flow is about a kilometre (0.6 mile) wide and has reached the sea, destroying more than 1,100 buildings, cutting the coastal highway and forming a new peninsula. The town of Todoque was completely destroyed by lava, which has now reached La Laguna (a town within the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane).

When the eruption started and was purely effusive, it had a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 0. With the ashfall that began a week later, the VEI rose to 2.

December 1, 2021 –
5:05 (EST) –
Update 4

The team has safely arrived in La Palma and has begun the ground assessment. Stationed in El Puesto de Mando Avanzada, they have already started meeting with the government emergency coordination entity CECOPIN to gain a better understanding of the needs in the community. The team is very closely monitoring the health, safety and security of the situation as there continues to be volcanic activity and somewhat regular seismic activity.  

November 29, 2021 –
4:50 (EST) –
Update 3

For over two months, the Cumbre Vieja Volcano has been erupting in the Canary Islands and there are no signs of it slowing down. All Hands and Hearts has decided to send in a Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) to assess the situation and identify if there are ways in which All Hands and Hearts can provide assistance to the communities. 

October 27, 2021 –
19:19 (EDT) –
Update 2

The Cumbre Vieja Volcano continues to erupt on the Island of La Palma in Spain, with a recent uptick in seismic activity. Our International Response team continues to monitor and pursue outreach with the local government.

October 22, 2021 –
11:29 (EDT) –
Update 1

Cumbre Vieja Volcano has been erupting for over a month now in the Canary Islands that has forced 7,000 people out of their homes and destroyed 2,000 buildings. While we are paying close attention to the disaster’s impact and gathering information, we currently see a need for ash removal and other potential response work in the area. We will continue to monitor and provide a plan of action if our assessments call for it.

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Cumbre Vieja: volcanic eruption on the island of Palma

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Photographer Arturo Rodriguez was at home in Tenerife when an anxious voice from a TV news reporter reached his ears: “He exploded! The eruption has begun! In our article, we will tell you about the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of Palma and show it through the camera lens of Arturo Rodriguez.

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Since September 11, 2021, on the island of Palma, part of the Canary archipelago, earthquakes have occurred daily. Tremors of various strengths were concentrated under the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge, which occupies the southern third of the island. According to the researchers, earthquakes gradually migrated from the depths of the earth’s crust to the surface, indicating the active movement of magma. According to various sources, the magnitude of the most powerful earthquakes reached 3.5 – 5. During the week, scientists recorded more than 22 thousand shocks, so on September 13, the local administration declared a yellow danger level, fearing the start of volcanic activity. Arturo Rodriguez, who was born and raised on Palma, was going to visit his native island in the next few days. There he planned to take pictures of scientists who monitored the state of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which had been dormant for the past 50 years. At that time, the yellow level of danger covered the municipalities of Los Llanos de Aridane, Fuencaliente de la Palma, El Paso and Villa de Maso, in which about 35 thousand people lived.

Over the entire period of the eruption, lava erupted from many cracks along the volcanic ridge of Cambrai Vieja / Arturo RodríguezArturo RodríguezArturo Rodríguez

The eruption began on September 19 at 15:13 local time, and the authorities of Palma raised the alert level to red. Clouds of smoke, volcanic ash and lava flows began to escape from the side cracks of Cumbre Vieja in a wooded area near the city of Las Manchas, El Paso municipality. In order to avoid casualties from the adjacent area, about 300 local residents were evacuated almost immediately, and then another 700 people were taken out of the coastal municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane due to fears that the lava flow would rush to the sea and cut off the path to evacuation. A few hours after the eruption began, Arturo arrived on Palma to capture lava fountains and an eerie scarlet glow over the mountains. According to the photographer, the roar of the volcano resembled the roar of storm waves crashing against the rocks. The air above Palma was filled with ash, tiny fragments of volcanic glass, and the smell of rotten eggs.

Volcanic ash consists of particles of dust, sand and volcanic glass / Arturo Rodríguez Arturo Rodríguez eruption, Cumbre Vieja began to emit less volcanic gas, entering the so-called explosive phase. The change in the behavior of the volcano was manifested in more frequent explosions, due to which lava flows from at least five new cracks became even more massive and faster than before. September 28, through 9days after the awakening of the volcano, the first tongues of lava reached the sea. The interaction of hot magma and cold salt water caused the formation of laze (laze from a combination of the words lava and haze), a cloud of toxic gases containing concentrated acids, mainly hydrochloric acid. Months later, the lava covered more than a thousand hectares, destroying more than 2,500 buildings in its path. In addition, a dense layer of volcanic ash covered at least 6 thousand hectares, burying houses and once fertile lands under it. Meanwhile, earthquakes continue to shake the island. In total, from 5 to 10 thousand people were evacuated from Palma.

Sgt. Armando Salazar, wearing a hazmat suit, walks through the still-hot rock, collecting lava samples for scientists. Monitoring the composition of magma and gases is necessary to understand the nature of the current eruption and calculate the future behavior of the volcano / Arturo Rodríguez located a few kilometers from the current eruption. With the help of a gas detector, scientists hope to track faults that can link them together / Arturo Rodríguez Lava flows into sea water, forming clouds of poisonous gas / Arturo Rodríguez Since the lava has reached the water, scientists have been monitoring the growth of the lava delta and from the sea to research vessel Ramon Margalef / Arturo Rodríguez

The awakening of the Cumbre Vieja volcano has already been called the most destructive eruption on Palma in the last 500 years. The local economy is heavily dependent on the export of bananas, but due to lack of water and a layer of ash, the crop is under threat. In addition, due to the natural disaster, farmers have lost a significant part of their farms and agricultural equipment. People who have lost their income and housing are forced to flee to unaffected areas of the island or move to neighboring islands and the mainland, hoping for financial assistance from the central government of Spain.

At the end of October lava reached the town of La Laguna. Within hours, the streets, shops, cafes and gas station were under a layer of red-hot rock / Arturo Rodríguez Palma residents and tourists watch the eruption in the courtyard of the church, which lies just a couple of miles from the active crack. A local teenager clears a basketball court covered in volcanic ash / Arturo Rodríguez

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The Cambrai Via volcano continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, as seen from Tahua, Spain on October 10, 2021. La Palma, Spain, Oct. 10 Reuters – Blocks of lava as large as three top buildings rolled over the Spanish island of La Palma as a series of earthquakes rocked the ground three weeks after the volcanic eruption.

On Sunday, 21 seismic moves showed that the largest 3.8 metro, according to the Spanish National Geological Institute ING, shook the soil in the villages of Mazo, Fuenoliente and El Paso.

According to the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining on Sunday, the red magnate blocks flowing down the sides of the Cambrai Vieja volcano were the size of three-story buildings.

Minor collapse near a volcano ejection on Saturday, Stavros Melelidis told Reuters, a spokesman for ING.

The collapse of the northern flank of Cambrai Vegja triggered the release of large quantities of materials and the emergence of new streams that flow through areas that have already been evacuated, the Spanish Minister of National Security tweeted.

Lava has entered the new buildings and industrial properties of the Camino de la Gata. According to the Volcanic Institute of the Canary Islands, 1,286 buildings have been destroyed since the July 19 eruption.

The lava has overwhelmed 493 hectares of land, which contains 1218 hectares of land, says Juan Ngel Morcuende, technical director of the Pevolk Volcanic Plans of the Canary Islands.

About 6,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in La Palma, which is home to over 83,000 people.

Lightning was seen close to the flash early Saturday morning. A study published in 2016 in the journal Geogical Research Letterations found that lightning can be produced during a volcanic eruption because the collision of ash particles creates an electrical charge.