La Palma, Canary Islands

  Volcano Cumbre Vieja Sept. 2021 

On Tour: J.Felkl, M. Szeglat, T.Pfeiffer, M.Riesch, M.Rietze, Th.Boeckel

Between the fascination of a natural spectacle and destruction

This historical volcanic event on La Palma is hard to express in words, dince I have not observed this dimension of the inner earth force after my observations at Etna 2001.

Arrival day 09/22/21

The first impression after arriving in Palma Las Cruzes (airport) and through the east-west tunnel was a ramp in the eastern part of El Paso at a supermarket.
At first glance, the comparison of an Apollo rocket rammed into the ground upside down came very close. This is a very vague comparison, but you are first faced with such an event yourself.

Vulkan Cumbre Vieja La Palma, Kanarische Inseln 2021, by Th. Boeckel

With an unprecedented force, gas and slag material was 'propelled' up to 400m under high pressure of the main vent of Cumbre, and this incessantly with a nearly annoying roaring noise. Distance about 2.5 km. No real crater formation could be seen here yet.

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Overview of the entire area of Los Llianos de Adriane

Animation

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No lava flow in sight yet, but a torch made of gas and slag in front of the settlements of El Paradiso in the dimension of about 600m
At the beginning, outblown magma was pulverized in the gas vent by the high pressure that only small fragments of lava could be seen, + notice extrem noise.

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The mighty ash column about 5000m even created its own 'weather'

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Extreme high fontains, calculated over field viewing angle up to 1000 meter or higher.

I had last seen it on Etna on February 15, 2000 with Tom and Marco.

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Video

First horizontal fontain video of the world ;-)   .. because the 16 x 9 format is unfortunately nearly useless in these dimensions!


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Close-ups (09/27) from the west side with a 100 m high lava spring.

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Sudden lava eruption on September the 28th, estimated width 250 m, length may 700 m

  

Lava front apprx. 30-40m high

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A telephoto 600 / 900mm enabled me to get a closer picture of the destructive lava front about 30-40m high on September the 25th

Vulkan Cumbre Vieja La Palma, Kanarische Inseln 2021, by Th. Boeckel

09/25, in the streets of Laguna with the new towns landmark, an oversized pillar of fire.
But on October the 23rd, the message comes that the city is currently being destroyed by a new lava flow.

Fountain over the living blocks over Los Llanos

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Lava fountain

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09/23/21 Fountain ca.400m seen from El Paso

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09/27/21, observation point east of El Paso, distance 1.5 - 2 km

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Fountains of all kinds. The side view on the right shows the triple event with lava bubbles on September the 28th

Strato cloud

Volcano Cumbre Vieja La Palma, Canary Islands 2021, by Th. Boeckel


The buoyant plume in combination with the heated air- masses of the volcano Cumbre d. V.

created a so-called Strato cloud (sphere) which is estimated at a height of 10? Km

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09/26 lava flows criss-cross the populated area

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ANIMATION 2

Sea Entry

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29th of September: On the way to airport this fast shots were origined at the mirrador El time

The meeting in the whole mess

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vL. Martin Rietze, Tom Pfeiffer, Me, Marc Szeglat. again Martin R, Michael Risch in El Paso

More coming soon!


Actual detailed maps by 

In this actual map you can see the exact positions of the vents, lava flows and destructions

More Informations: Instituto Geografico Nacionalehallo herr Dorn,H


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