- On Vulcano Island, one of the volcanoes is showing signs of recovery. Dangerous fumes are escaping from it
- The first disturbing reports from the island’s territory came as early as mid-October, and now the situation has worsened particularly in the port part of the island, where the concentration of sulfur gases has increased significantly.
- The behavior of the volcano is worrying not only in Sicily. It is also dangerous on the Canary island of La Palma all the time, although the eruption of Cumbre Vieja has slightly weakened in recent days
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Vulcano is a small volcanic island lying on the The Tyrrhenian Sea in the Aeolian Islands archipelago. It belongs to Italy. It only covers the area 21 sq km, and its population at the beginning of the century was approx. 700.
Volcanic activity has been increasing for a month
The first disturbing reports from the territory of the island have already arrived in half of October, when volcanic parameters began to fluctuate, forced the Italian civil protection agency to issue an amber alert. At present, the situation has especially deteriorated in the port part of the island, where the concentration of sulfur gases has increased significantly. Marco Giorgianni, the mayor, ordered it the evacuation of 150 people – reports “The Guardian”. At a weekend meeting with residents via Facebook, he said:
According to the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, gas emissions from the volcano cause reducing the amount of oxygen in the air, which can lead to breathing problems and even danger to human life. Due to the unstable situation for the next month the island will also be closed to tourist traffic.
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Health problems of animals and people
Health problems were reported by residents already in October. On October 21, people began to complain of respiratory diseases, as well as disturbing behavior and the malaise of their animals. Stefania Lombardo in an interview with the Italian daily “La Repubblica” informed:
The last eruption on the island of Vulcano, which according to residents Rome was the home of Vulcan, the god of fire, in the years 1888–1890.
Restless not only in Italy. The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma continues
The dangerous volcanic situation takes place not only in Sicily. It still remains active volcano Cumbre Vieja on the Canary Island of La Palma. Even though the eruption has been going on for more than two months and has weakened a bit in recent days, as indicated, among others, by fewer earthquakes, so far there is no indication that it will end soon.
Yet one person was killed. He was a 70-year-old who was shoveling volcanic material from the roof of his home. The roof collapsed as a result of the excessive load. What’s more, over 2.6 thousand buildings have been destroyed, and the lava has already covered an area of more than 1 thousand. ha. It is an area equal to more than 1,430 football fields.
Sources: The Guardian/Facebook (Cataclysms in Poland and in the world)/Twitter