More people evacuated in La Palma as the lava advances

Published on October 21, 2021
La PalmaNews from La Palma
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The volcano in La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) continues erupting after more than a month

Last night, more people had to evacuate their homes on La Palma due to the lava flow advancing towards their homes on its way to the sea. 

Given the advance of the lava flows located in the northwest and their proximity to the perimeter already evacuated, #PEVOLCA ordered last night the evacuation of:

  • Las Martelas (Los Llanos de Aridane)
  • Marina Alta, Marina Baja, La Condesa and Cuesta Zapata (Tazacorte)

This new evacuation is affecting around 40 to 50 new homes and there are now more than 7,000 people who had to leave their homes on La Palma due to the volcanic eruption. 

The lava also continued to cause more destruction as it entered the urban area of La Laguna, from where another 1,500 people had already been evacuated. One of the lava streams already destroyed a gas station, whose fuel tanks had been emptied in order to prevent further damages.

A timelapse of the volcano in La Palma yesterday evening

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