In the Canaries, an eruption expels thousands of people - liberation

About 100 houses on the Spanish island of La Palma are erupting from the Gumbre Viza volcano, which lasts for several weeks. The damage was substantial but there were no injuries.

One hundred houses were destroyed by the fire, 5,000 people were evacuated, but no injuries: this is the balance of the eruption of the Cumbre Viza volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands at midnight on Monday. Since Sunday, the mountain has been erupting volcanoes at nearly 1,000 degrees Celsius, advancing towards the coast at a speed of 700 meters per hour. The Canaries’ regional government noted on Twitter that new evacuations were not planned at this point and were heading towards uninhabited areas.

Many local TVs Continue to show Images of volcanic tongues on social networks burning crops (vines, banana plantations) and trees, closing roads and rushing into houses. Luckily a school that was empty also caught fire. When asked about Spanish public television (TVE), Mariano Hernandez Zapada, head of the local authority on the island of La Palma, spoke about the flowing landscape. “About six meters” who “Swallow everything in their path”.

4,500 earthquakes

Gumbre Viza has been under observation for a week due to the huge increase in volcanic activity: 4,500 tremors were recorded in a few days. It will contain 17 to 20 million cubic meters of magma, according to Angel Victor Torres, head of the Canary Islands region. People felt these pettiness and heard a comparatively constant noise “To the sea when she was unleashed”. As of Sunday afternoon, people with reduced mobility were evacuated. Other people in villages near the hills had to be prepared to leave their homes, prepared with a bag containing documents or essentials. Classes are suspended throughout the island.

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La Palma (not to be confused with Los Palmas, the capital of another Canary Island in the north), formed as a result of an underwater eruption. The volcanic episodes stopped its history. In 1949, the San Juan crater arose. In 1971, Deniguvia spat out its magma. With a population of 85,000, La Palma is one of the seven islands of the archipelago off the coast of Morocco. Mass tourism is less aggressive than in Denerf, Gran Canaria or Fெrtventura, which is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve.

Gray clouds

According to the regional head, the explosion “To be continued”, Despite that “Everything indicates that there will be no new points” Volcanic flow. The wind moves the gray clouds south and not to the northeast where the airport is located, which will prevent aid from coming. According to the scientific coordinator of the Canaries Volcano Institute, the activity of the volcano will continue “Several weeks or a few months”, Because there is a second pocket of magma located at a depth of 20 or 30 km. The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, will address the UN General Assembly in New York. He arrived in La Palma on Sunday evening to follow up on the development of the situation and operations.


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