March 21, 2023


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Several planes were grounded at La Palma Airport

“The evolution of the ash cloud from La Palma’s volcanic eruption is forcing planes to temporarily land on the ground, and this is until Sunday,” the airline said in a statement. Its website.

Although 30 of the 34 flights scheduled for Saturday have been canceled, the manager of Spanish airports, Ena, is still operating in La Palma.

Interruption for a month

This is not the first time that air links with the island in the Atlantic archipelago of the Canaries, located opposite Morocco, have been affected for the first time in 50 years since the September 19 volcanic eruption.

In addition, the airport had to be closed twice due to difficult conditions.

As an earthquake bonus

The volcanic eruption on this small island of 85,000 people did not cause any casualties, but caused severe damage and caused the evacuation of 7,000 people, some of whom lost everything under the volcanic eruption. In all, 736 hectares and more than 1,800 buildings were destroyed by the eruption, which showed no signs of abating, according to new estimates by the European Geological Survey of Copernicus.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

The island of La Palma is currently experiencing the third eruption in a century after the volcanic eruption of San Juan in 1949 and Dengue in 1971, both of which caused minimal material damage but caused the death of three people when two of them inhaled toxic gas.

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