Volcano lava forces extra evacuations in Spain’s La Palma

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LA PALMA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – More folks had been pressured to go away their houses on Wednesday night as flows of molten rock pouring from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma threatened to engulf one other neighbourhood.

With no finish in sight to the eruption, which is in its fourth week, authorities anticipated the lava stream to advance to the northwest, past the boundary of the evacuated space.

Most folks within the space had already gone, so solely between 10 and 15 folks left their residence on Wednesday, emergency companies advised Reuters.

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Lava flows down behind homes in Los Llanos because the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tajuya, Spain, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Red sizzling lava from the eruption has laid waste to just about 600 hectares in whole, destroying about 1,500 homes and different buildings, together with a cement plant that gave off poisonous fumes earlier within the week, in addition to devouring banana and avocado plantations, authorities stated.

On Thursday morning, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute stated. Since earlier than the eruption, tremors had been registered consistently in La Palma.

About 6,000 folks have been evacuated on the island of 83,000 folks.

Reporting by Silvio Castellanos, Sergio Perez and Bart Biesemans
Writing by Emma Pinedo
Editing by Inti Landauro, Robert Birsel

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava as it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from El Paso, Spain, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Lava flows down behind houses in Los Llanos as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tajuya, Spain, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava as it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from El Paso, Spain, October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez