The Spanish website El Pas notes that using a geologically reasonable estimate of landslide motion, “modeling” the waves tsunami The result of this collapse revealed the generation of waves from the flow of a sliding mass of 500 cubic kilometers at a speed of 100 meters per second that can cross the entire Atlantic basin and reach the coasts of the Americas at a height of 10-25 meters.
The Spanish authorities warned citizens on the island of La Palma of new dangers, and the volcano led to the evacuation of 7,000 Spaniards in the area surrounding the volcano.
Professor of geology at Cairo University, Abbas Sharaki, says that there is a risk of exploding the volcano, because the island of La Palma itself is a volcanic island, and this is a huge ancient volcano that occurred nearly one million and 800,000 years ago, and during the previous period smaller volcanoes were active internally.
He explained in statements to “Sky News Arabia” that there are a group of volcanoes that have been active during the last fifty years, pointing to the presence of “magma” (magma is the molten rock in the ground, and the temperature in it exceeds 5 to 6 thousand degrees Celsius).
Sharaki confirms that part of this “magma” is trying to get out to the surface of the earth in some areas known to be weak, such as the Canary Islands region, stressing that the Canary Islands have a huge “magma”.
He added, “The explosion gives an opportunity for new cracks in the earth’s crust on the island, and thus the exit of the magma, which is under severe pressure, and closed to it from the outer crust, which cooled and settled and were basically volcanoes.”
He added, “When we explode the lava, new cracks will be generated in the ground, in addition to the presence of old cracks, which increase and meet with each other,” stressing that the eruption will be in an area with a strong eruption, but it is closed to it by the surface rocky crust.
And he added, “The new cracks generated by the explosion will generate lava of unknown direction, especially since the current volcanos directions are towards the Pacific Ocean, and may lead to the volcanic activity being greater than the current activity.”
He pointed out that the solution lies in throwing rocks to block the volcanic craters, but he stressed that this requires planes, effort and enormous tools to do so, recalling the Italian volcano “Inta”, which lasted for 6 years.
He stressed that “despite the damage that is happening now from the La Palma volcano, it is part of a natural ecosystem on the surface of the earth, of which we know part and do not know much about it.”
He explained this by saying, “The exit of the magma brings new minerals to the surface of the earth, and renews the agricultural soil, and the exit of gases and water vapor contributes to the environmental balance in the atmosphere, where carbon dioxide increases the temperature, while the exit of sulfur dioxide helps reduce it.”
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