Volcano in the Canaries: the eruption of Cumbre Vieja continues to cause considerable damage

On the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canaries, the Cumbre Vieja volcano is still erupting. For 27 days, thousands of people have been evacuated.

The days go by and look the same for the inhabitants of the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canaries (Spain). The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been erupting for 27 days. A river of incandescent lava continues to advance, with tons of magma. These torrents of molten rock spread for miles. Roads are swallowed up, homes washed away. A brief confinement was even decreed in the face of the emanation of potentially toxic gas.

6,000 of the 85,000 residents have left their homes. “Honestly, I’m scared, I even cried, it’s sad to run away leaving things behind. The most important is our own life“, laments a woman. An oppressive daily life, where you have to be ready to take your whole life in just a few hours. A new earthquake of magnitude 4.4 has rocked the island of La Palma. Experts say the eruption could still last for weeks or even months.

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