El Hierro Video & News – Volcano Eruption Spots – Images Indicate Lava, Gases Released



Experts believe that the spots at sea “could be associated with a fumarole greater than 150 meters”

Las manchas de la erupción volcánica se acercan a 1,85 kilómetros de La Restinga.Volcanic eruption spots are close at 1.85 kilometers from La Restinga. Canary Islands Government

EFE spots generated by the underwater eruptions taking place in the Sea of Calm are already a nautical mile (1.85 km) from La Restinga, the southernmost population of the island of El Hierro, as photographs show, released by the Canarian Government.

This aerial image, taken by the National Geological Survey and the National Research Council, shows a patch of light green, with tan areas, approaching the coast, the Canary Islands government said in a statement.

Experts believe that spots in the sea “could be associated with a fumarole greater than 150 meters” and has “different characteristics” than originally observed.

During the afternoon of Wednesday, the team that traveled to El Hierro announced that it had detected two spots in the sea with a strong smell of sulfur and an area containing dead fish at a distance of between 1.5 and 2 nm (2 , 77 and 3.70 miles).

As explained by the Director General of Security and Emergency, Canarian Government, these two spots in turn signal subsea eruptions, one up to 2 miles and 750 feet deep and another 1.5 miles of the coast and 500 meters under the sea.

The spots generated by these subsea eruptions can be seen with the naked eye from the highlands of El Hierro, in which several people have gathered to observe this natural phenomenon, and has been witnessed on terrero Efe.

source: laopinion.es



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