La Palma eruption – 27th May 2022

La Palma eruption – 27th May 2022

Daily summary

High CO2 levels persist in La Bombilla and Puerto Naos, preventing still the return of evacuated people. Work from INVOLCAN has concluded that the amount of CO2 per km2 is around 30 times higher than the average along the whole of the Cumbre Vieja ridge, although the levels in Puerto Naos are lower than those in La Bombilla.

More scientific discoveries from the eruption have been extensively highlighted this week at the European Geosciences Union EGU22 conference, that hosted a lengthy session dedicated to the science of the eruption. A full list of abstracts can be found here:

Concerning roads, the Cabildo has started to pave the recovered section of the LP-213 near Puerto Naos that was overrun by thin lava flows, along a 250m long path. So far, the Cruce de La Laguna, the Camino La Majada, the Camino de La Aldea, the Camino San Isidro, the Camino Marta and the Camino of Todoque have been recovered from lava. Work continues on the Las Norias de Abajo, Aniceto and El Paraíso tracks and the two new roads across the lava flow field.

Elsewhere, after successful trials during Holy Week last month, the viewing trail for the volcano has now been opened 7 days a week, for guided tours of the volcano bookable through the Tourist Information Office.

Finally, almost 3,000 copies have been reserved for the book ‘The other stories of the volcano’ by I LOVE THE WORLD according to El Time, which contains incredible testimony from people affected by the eruption. The presentation of the book will take place on Monday, and GeoTenerife will be in attendance to support the authors and our ongoing #VolcanoStories project.

Sources: Government of the Canary Islands, Cabildo de La Palma, El Time, European Geosciences Union

News articles

  • El Time -CO2 emissions in La Bombilla >30 times higher than the average of Cumbre Vieja – here
  • El Time – The sector asks Europe for financial help to rebuild crops buried by lava – here
  • El Time – The Government authorizes 566,581 euros to rehabilitate 20 ICAVI homes in El Paso, for those affected by the volcano – here
  • El Time – High gases persist in La Bombilla and Puerto Naos – here
  • El Time – El Paso is the first to compensate lost second homes – here
  • El Time – GESPLAN have removed 230,000 cubic m of ash – here
  • El Time – The road agreement that includes emergency works in La Palma will add 400 million to its budget – here
  • Cabildo de La Palma – Peinpal warns it is difficult to return people to La Bombilla or Puerto Naos – here
  • El Time – 20 people part of a groups to study respiratory effects of the volcano – here
  • El Time -Govt. says plan is on time but doesn’t give a definitive date – here
  • El Time – Blanco (IGN) in parliamentary committee: “We said imminent”, but Pevolca kept the traffic light yellow – here
  • El Time -The Consortium sees the end of compensation requests as ‘unpredictable’; in the last month alone there have been 1,400here
  • Cabildo de La Palma – The LP-213 begins to be paved – here

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  • Access photography taken around this time
    • Resiste La Palma – Footage of Carretera de La Costa, Tazacorte, during the eruption and May 18, 2022, in the same area – here

Environment maps

The exclusion zones and road construction plans shown here have been approximated from press releases from the Cabildo de La Palma and will not be exact, nor claim to be official maps of the exclusion zones and road construction. For official information, please contact the Cabildo de La Palma.

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