IPMA: Volcanic Ash and Sulphur Dioxide Could Reach Madeira
The Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA), issued a second statement last night regarding the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands.
In their statement, they say:
“The IPMA has been monitoring the seismovolcanic situation, alongside the National Geographic Institute and the Meteorological Agency of Spain (AEMET).
The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted today and more than 1,500 earthquakes have already been recorded, with the highest magnitude M=3.5 occurring this morning at 11:15 am. The most likely effects of the eruption of Cumbre Vieja to the Autonomous Region of Madeira are associated with the transport of volcanic ash and other chemical compounds, namely CO2 (carbon dioxide) SO2 (Sulphur Dioxide).”
However, as the wind is predominantly coming from the north, the IPMA believe that Madeira and Porto Santo will not be adversely affected, although the IPMA is monitoring the situation closely with regard to aeronautical meteorology.
Reading the comments section, it would appear that most people are concerned about mega tsunami’s.