La Palma: About 300 more people were displaced early Thursday as lava flows from Cumbre Vieja volcano threatened to swallow another part of La Palma, Spain.
Paramedics gave people living between the towns of Tazacorte and La Laguna hours to collect their belongings and pets and go to the meeting place.
According to the National Geographic Institute of Spain, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck the island in the morning. This is the strongest of the 100 earthquakes that have hit the eruption zone in the last 24 hours.
Shivering has been recorded almost constantly since before the eruption.
Officials said they were hoping that the fourth week of the eruption would be endless and that lava flows would continue to spread northwest from the volcano.
The bright red lava has already placed waste on nearly 600 hectares of land, destroying approximately 1,500 homes and other buildings, including a cement plant that released toxic gas earlier in the week.
The stream also devoured banana and avocado plantations, which are essential to the island’s economy.
According to official registration, there are 300 people living in the area between Tazacorte and La Laguna.
A small group of 10 to 15 people who lived nearby had already left on Wednesday night. More than 6,000 people have been evacuated on the 83,000 islands.
Residents flee when lava from a volcanic eruption spreads over La Palma, Spain
Source link Residents flee when lava from a volcanic eruption spreads over La Palma, Spain