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Five fun facts about the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which has been erupting for a month



The Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, Spain, ended a month in eruption on Tuesday (19). Volcanic activity has been defined as small to medium explosions with large time intervals – technically they are technically called Strombolian.

Lava comes from several sources that branch out. Daily emissions of ash and microparticles affect air quality. Learn some fun facts about the volcano:

1. The volcano is over 125,000 years old

The island of La Palma is made up of two large volcanic centers. Cumbre Vieja, in the south of the region, is one of the most active of the Canary Islands. The volcano is over 125,000 years old.

According to the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program, eruptions over the past 7,000 years have formed ash cones and craters along the volcano’s axis, producing fissure-fed lava flows that descend to the sea.

Eruptions recorded since the 15th century produced moderate activity and lava flows that damaged populated areas. Lava flows also reached the sea in the years 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949 and 1971.

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