'Very scary!' La Palma airport closed as volcanic ash continues to rain from the sky

The airport has been closed as ash raining from the eruption continues to get worse. The volcanic eruption happened in La Palma on Sunday last week.

The lava has buried and completely destroyed many houses on the tourist island of La Palma.

More than 6,000 tourists and residents have been evacuated since the eruptions took place.

Yesterday, two new mouths opened creating more lava and sending visible shockwaves.

A witness remarked: “It was very scary.”

© GETTY La Palma: Airport volcano canary islands
© GETTY La Palma: Airport volcano canary islands lava

The aftermath has included acid rain and ash falling from the sky.

As this has worsened, La Palma airport announced it has closed while cleaning operations take place.

The announcement was made today in a post shared on Twitter by the airport authority AENA.

It read: “Public address loudspeaker. The #LaPalma #airport is inoperative due to ash accumulation.

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“Cleaning tasks have started but the situation may change at any time.

“The priority is to ensure the safety of operations.”

Other airports in the Canary Islands remain in operation.

However, travellers are encouraged to check with their airlines to confirm the status of their flight.

© GETTY La Palma: Airport volcano canary islands smoke

María José Blanco, Director of the National Geographic Institute, discussed the situation and further possible dangers.

She explained a total or partial collapse of the volcanic cone is a “danger” and “worst possible scenario”.

She also highlighted fears of “more fluid lava, pyroclasts of greater size and abundant ashfall”.

While the eruption took place six days ago, volcanic tremors have continued to increase.

A tremor recorded yesterday was more intense than those on Monday and Tuesday this week.

© EXPRESS La Palma: Spain tourist destinations

This led to the evacuation of a further 160 people staying in the areas of 60 people residing in three areas of El Paso, such as Tajuya, Tacande de Arriba and Tacande de Abajo.

The volcanic traffic light on the island remains red.

The Roque de Los Muchachos observatory has closed its telescopes to protect them from the ash.

A spokesperson confirmed: “Given the presence of ash in the air, and in order to protect the optical systems of the telescopes, we have proceeded to close operations.”

Additional reporting by Rita Sobot

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