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WATCH Lava ‘destroy all the things it encounters’ in Canary Islands amid ongoing volcano eruption

WATCH Lava ‘destroy everything it encounters’ in Canary Islands amid ongoing volcano eruption

Authorities within the Canary Islands stated they weren’t anticipating any lack of life from the continuing volcanic eruption within the Cumbre Vieja space, however that the river of lava will in all probability destroy all the things in its path to the ocean.

Over 5,000 residents have been evacuated as molten lava swallowed up 100 residences on the island of La Palma, after the volcano positioned within the Cumbre Vieja Nationwide Park erupted on Sunday, for the primary time since 1971. 

“We’re not anticipating another eruption,” Ángel Víctor Torres, president of the Canary Islands authorities, advised SER radio. “There will likely be appreciable materials harm,” he stated, including that the authorities hope there received’t be any lack of life.

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“The lava in all probability received’t take any lives however it should destroy all the things it encounters,” Nemesio Pérez, scientific coordinator on the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, advised the outlet. The institute stated that lava was shifting at 700 meters per hour.

La Palma is the northwestern-most of the eight main islands within the volcanic archipelago, stretching into the Atlantic from about 100 kilometers west of the Moroccan coast. The eruption opened two fissures, about 200 meters aside, sending the lava west by way of a significant inhabitants heart on the island. 

A wall of lava six meters excessive is “consuming homes, infrastructure, crops in its path to the coast,” Mariano Hernández, the mayor of Cabildo, advised the Spanish information company Efe. 

Virtually 200 Spanish troops had been deployed to the island to help with evacuations, whereas PM Pedro Sanchez canceled his journey to the UN Common Meeting session in New York to go to the affected space.

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