Monthly Archives: September 2021

Oceanographers and marine geologists from the IEO (Spanish Institute of Oceanography) are arriving at Isla de las Palmas to study the eruption of the Cumbres Viejas volcano on the Ramón Margalef Oceanographic vessel based in the port of Vigo.

The beautiful island or island of La Palma is currently suffering the destruction of the lava rivers of the "Cumbre Vieja" volcano, which unfortunately is taking away many houses. Since 1971, when the Tenería volcano erupted, no volcanic activity was seen on the islands. On that occasion the eruption claimed a life due to the toxicity of the volcanic gases that it gave off.

Lava formatión in Tenerife

The eruption that most affected humanity so far was that of the Laki volcano in 1783, in Iceland, which not only caused the impoverishment, death and emigration of a large part of its inhabitants to America due to the cloud of ash, gas and sulfur it emitted killed cattle and poisoned their crops. It is estimated that the Laki volcano released 8 million tons of hydrogen fluoride and about 120 million tons of sulfur dioxide, affecting the temperature of the planet and especially the northern hemisphere. So that year it was said that there was no summer but "summer of sand" or "Haze of Laki" due to the amount of suspended particles that it left behind. Causing the impoverishment of many people also in other countries such as France, England, etc. by ruining the crops of that year.

Due to the overheating that it caused in the atmosphere, that summer was hotter than normal and later there was a cooling of the northern hemisphere of 3 degrees Celsius.

According to the studies of volcanologist experts, volcanic eruptions can reduce the planet's temperature because the gases and ashes they expel are retained in the stratosphere, preventing solar radiation from passing through.

Another eruption, that of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in 2010, caused the closure of airports in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands due to the ash cloud that it released into the airspace.

Kerid volcanic crater over 3,000 years old.

Remember that the Icelandic government used to dealing with volcanic activity, because the island is on two tectonic plates that cause numerous eruptions, recommended to stay in the houses with the windows closed to the inhabitants of the island as long as possible. Especially children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems, and schools were closed for days. There they measure daily the amount of sulfur and toxic gases from volcanic eruptions as well as the wind direction in these cases to know when to resume normal activities.

Currently there are more than 60 active volcanoes in eruption such as Erebus (Antarctica) Great Sitkin (United States, Aleutian Islands) Fagradalsfjall (Iceland) Popocatépetl (Mexico), Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia) Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu ) or Karymsky (Kamchatka).

Map of currently active volcanoes


This Week, from September 16 to 22, the European Mobility Week is celebrated. Ecoloxistas en Acción and Greenpeace, have produced the Guide for the Implementation of Low Emission Zones in the streets of Vigo.

They request that there be more Low Emission Zones (ZBE) and less traffic in Vigo, one of the cities with the most noise and polluting emissions in Galicia due to the emission of gases by road traffic, whether they are cars, buses, trucks or motorcycles.

Aware of the changes that have to come due to climate change that the planet is enduring. They ask Abel Caballero, mayor of Vigo, to multiply his efforts in this management as also president of the FEMP (Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces) that he is.

This week activities will be carried out to make citizens aware of the need to move in a sustainable way, whether by bicycle, bus or on foot.

In Vigo a concentration will be held to request more green areas and less traffic. The City Council of Baiona will take a walk with pets. In Madrid city bikes will be free, etc.

Festival “Primavera do cine”

The 10th edition of the Primavera do Cine Festival, which has been held since 2015, is back.

From September 7 to 12. The films can be viewed at the Museo del Marco and at the Municipal Auditorium of the City Council.

The honorable mention of this year will go to Alberte Pagán (Carballes of the year 1965)

Galicia Critic Award in 2016 in the Cinema and Audiovisual Arts section

There will also be two free workshops:

_Trailer Project

_CinePaper Kinetic

Both on the 11th at the Auditorio do Concello de Vigo

The closing gala and awards ceremony will be on Sunday 12, presented by actress Déborah Vukusic.

Na fin do mundo

 Hand in hand with the "Na fin do Mundo" concerts included in the Xacobeo 2021 program that are being held in different Galician areas, comes the most anticipated concert starring Mikel Erentxun, opening the opening acts Russinha and Yoly Saa.

All of them in the intimate and welcoming atmosphere of the Galician lighthouses of Cervo, Ribeira, Muxia and Bayona. In which the local gastronomy will also play an important role.

More information in Xunta Galicia Web