Sumary of Tourist warning as La Palma shaken by biggest earthquake since devastating eruption:
- While the volcanic eruption occurred nearly a month ago, La Palma is still suffering from the volcano’s impact.
- “The volcano is releasing a plume of gases 3,000 metres high with high amounts of sulfur dioxide, 17,774 tons per day, and that measure would have to drop to 100 to think that the eruption is coming to an end, ” said spokeswoman for the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan), María José Blanco.
- However, dry air could create bad air quality conditions and tourists are advised to follow all directions from local authorities.
- Tourism is a major part of the economy in the Canary Islands and the area is extremely popular with British tourists.