Volcano on La Palma: authorities evacuated over 700 more people

Over 700 more people evacuated due to volcanic eruption on La Palma

During the day, 64 seismic shocks were recorded on the island, volcanic lava began to move towards new settlements.

Due to the increased activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, about 700 more people were evacuated. About it informs Reuters on Tuesday 12 October.

“More than 700 residents were ordered to leave their homes on Tuesday on the Spanish island of La Palma, when the red-hot lava began to move towards their places of residence,” it said.

Since the beginning of the day, 64 seismic shocks have occurred on the island, the strongest being with a magnitude of 4.1, the National Geological Institute of Spain said.

Previously, local authorities lifted restrictive measures on the island, given the absence of a cloud of smoke from the eruption, which allowed more than 3 thousand local residents to leave their homes.

We will remind, September 19 on Palma the eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja began in the area of ​​the village of El Paso. An active ejection of volcanic materials occurs from the crater. Lava flows have already destroyed 855 houses and partially damaged 126 more. For security reasons, more than 6 thousand people were evacuated. It was later reported that a new fissure has opened at the volcano on Palma, resulting in the formation of two new lava flows.

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