The Canaries announced the completion of the eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja on the island of La Palma
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The eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja on the Spanish island of La Palma, which is part of the Canary Islands, has ended. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the adviser for state administration, justice and security of the government of the region Julio Perez.
According to the official, the process ended on December 13th. However, the scientific committee on trait preservation took a while to verify this information. As a result, experts confirmed that there is no lava, no pyroclasts, no significant gases and no significant earthquakes. In total, the eruption lasted 85 days and eight hours, which is almost three months.
Cumbre Vieja emitted the first lava flows on September 19. As a result of the eruption on the island, more than 1.6 thousand buildings were destroyed, most of which are residential buildings, and 74 kilometers of roads. Lava covered an area of 1.2 thousand hectares. More than seven thousand people had to be evacuated from the sites of the natural disaster.
Scientists' predictions about the duration of the disaster turned out to be accurate. As early as September 22, it was indicated that the eruption should end 84 days after its start.
The last time Cumbre Vieja woke up was 50 years ago. This time, the eruption began after seismic activity on La Palma. Three weeks later, the northern slope collapsed at the crater.