La Palma lava stream forces more residents to evacuate
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La Palma lava stream forces 300 other residents to evacuate their homes
The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma is now on its 26th day of activity and shows no signs of resting. The lava streams flow at full force out of the cone and create everyday problems for the inhabitants of this beautiful island.
Maria Jose Blanco, spokesperson for the scientific committee, speaking at the daily press conference for Pevolca, the volcanic emergency plan for the Canary Islands, explained that there had been a specific deformation of the terrain in a town close to the volcano. It “exceeds five centimeters, and it affects only one area and not others which are very close to it, it has therefore been minimized by considering it superficial”.
A new lava tongue formed after the main stream split in two
A new lava flow resulting from the split of the main flow into a separate fork in the northwest, this Thursday, October 14, forced a new eviction of about 300 inhabitants. It comes after the entire neighborhood of Los Llanos de Aridane municipality was evacuated on Wednesday evening.
Seismic activity persists on the island, with scientists reporting as many as 60 earthquakes recorded before dawn Thursday. An earthquake measured a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale, which is the strongest earthquake since volcanic activity began on September 19.
An oil tanker, the “Tommaso S” has already docked today in La Palma, to help with the task of providing water to areas affected by the volcano La Palma, as reported 20minutes.es.
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