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The Kings tried to comfort the residents of the island of La Palma this Thursday, devastated by the consequences of the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which has caused the

evacuation of more than 6,000 people.

The area affected by the eruption is around 220 hectares, with a perimeter of 15.7 kilometers, the stream has a length of 3,800 meters and is 2,100 meters from the coast.

In this perimeter it is estimated that there are about

300 homes affected

7.00 Cumbre Vieja is still in a stable phase and it is ruled out that the lava reaches the sea in the next two days

The director of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) in the Canary Islands, María José Blanco, has affirmed that the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma maintains explosive phenomena, a stable speed in deformations and a low-level seismicity.

According to the expert, one lava flow has practically stopped -the one oriented further north- and the other one advances "very slowly", at about four meters per hour, something that is normal when they move away from the emission center, apart from the fact that It has to drag the previous material, part of the cold, and adapt to the topography of the terrain.

The lava front is about 500 meters and in some sections, a height of 12 meters, and the column of gases from the volcano reaches maximum peaks of 4,500 meters in altitude.

Blanco has said that "it is not expected" that there is acid rain due to the action of the trade winds and that the air quality is good, and has guaranteed that, given the slowness of the lava, neither this Thursday nor tomorrow Friday, it will reach the sea.

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