October 14, 2021
La Palma (Reuters) – More and more people were forced to leave their homes Wednesday night as lava streams from Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, Spain, threatened to swallow another area.
Authorities predicted that the fourth week of eruption would be endless and that lava flows would cross the boundaries of the evacuation zone and travel northwest.
The paramedics told Reuters that only 10 to 15 people left home on Wednesday, as most people in the area had already gone.
According to officials, the eruption’s bright red lava brought waste to nearly 600 hectares, destroying about 1,500 homes and other buildings, including a cement plant that released toxic gases earlier in the week, and bananas and avocados. I devoured the plantation.
According to the National Geographic Institute of Spain, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck the island on Thursday morning. Even before the eruption, tremors were constantly recorded in La Palma.
About 6,000 people have been evacuated on the 83,000 island.
(Report by Silvio Castellanos, Sergio Perez, Bart Biesemans, Written by Emma Pinedo, Edited by Inti Landauro, Robert Birsel)
Volcanic lava forces more evacuation in La Palma, Spain
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