The La Palma volcano, which erupted last Sunday, has entered a new phase in recent hours, in which there has been an increase in "the intensity of explosive activity" from the open ‘mouths’.
This has been reported by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, which has said that this increase in activity means that it is not necessarily more dangerous.
In the last few hours, the Canary Islands Seismic Network has also confirmed "a strong increase in the amplitude of the volcanic tremor", which means greater activity in the expulsion of lava from the volcano.
Throughout Tuesday there was much more volcanic activity compared to Monday.
Experts are now estimating that the volcano will remain active for at least 24 more days and at most 84, if it is prolonged.
Meanwhile, the unstoppable flow of magma, reaching 12-metres high in places, continues its steady advance to the sea, where authorities remain concerned that when the lava, at a temperature of 1,000 degrees, comes into contact with the salt water will release toxic gases and explosions could occur.
La Red Sísmica Canaria está registrando desde las ultimas 4 horas un fuerte incremento en la amplitud del tremor volcánico que es una indicador de la intensidad de la actividad explosiva estromboliana en las bocas activas en este momento pic.twitter.com/hWzbPhEdFg— INVOLCAN (@involcan) September 21, 2021