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New fissure opens as La Palma volcano continues to erupt, destroying properties & EVAPORATING swimming swimming pools (VIDEOS)

New fissure opens as La Palma volcano continues to erupt, destroying homes & EVAPORATING swimming pools (VIDEOS)

A brand new volcanic fissure has emerged on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, producing extra lava and prompting evacuations. Whereas there have been no deaths or accidents, the continued eruption has prompted widespread destruction.

The fissure opened in a single day following an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1, the Canary Islands’ volcanology institute, Involcan, stated. The brand new fissure has produced extra lava, forcing a further 500 folks to evacuate.

The harmful eruption which started on Sunday afternoon has compelled a complete of 6,000 folks to evacuate. The lava continues to stream westwards towards the ocean in three tongues, destroying every part it comes throughout.

As of early Tuesday, the volcanic stream has destroyed 166 homes on the island, masking an space of some 103 hectares, based on figures launched by the European Union’s Copernicus Emergency Administration service.

Spectacular drone footage from the scene reveals the molten rock advancing on residential areas. At one level, the lava reaches a yard swimming pool, quickly boiling the water and sending a geyser-like plume of steam into the air.

No accidents or deaths have been reported amid the catastrophe. Native authorities have cautioned folks in opposition to going to observe the eruption up shut, notably when the lava hits the ocean.

The lava putting the Atlantic Ocean will successfully appear like its assembly with the ill-fated swimming pool – however on a a lot bigger scale. The contact will create a cloud of scorching and poisonous gases, and will additionally end in a number of explosions of the molten rock.

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Maritime authorities have already established a closed two-nautical-mile zone offshore “to forestall onlookers on boats,” the island council’s chief Mariano Hernandez informed Cadena SER radio.

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