Volcano on La Palma: authorities evacuated more than 700 more people

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

About 700 more people have been evacuated because of increased activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma. This was reported by Reuters on Tuesday, October 12.

"More than 700 residents were ordered to leave their homes Tuesday on the Spanish island of La Palma when red-hot lava began advancing toward their places of residence," the report said.

There have been 64 seismic shocks on the island since the start of the day, the strongest being a magnitude 4.1, Spain's National Geological Institute 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.

Recall that on September 19, Palma volcano Cumbre Vieja began to erupt near the village of El Paso. Volcanic material was being actively ejected from the crater. Lava flows have already destroyed 855 houses and partially damaged another 126. More than 6,000 people were evacuated for safety reasons. It was later reported that a new fissure opened at the Palma volcano, resulting in the formation of two new lava flows.


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