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Canary Island Volcano Continues to Erupt, Forcing More People to Evacuate

© REUTERS / Spanish Emergency Military Unit (UME)/Reuters TVИзвержение вулкана на острове Ла Пальма
Извержение вулкана на острове Ла Пальма - Sputnik International, 1920, 26.09.2021
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Earlier this week, the Spanish authorities closed the airport on the island of La Palma because of ash clouds from volcanic eruptions in Spain's Canaries archipelago.
Sputnik is live from the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, as the volcano Cumbre Vieja erupts again following a week of continuous eruptions.
To date, more than 5,000 people have been evacuated from areas close to the erupting volcano. On 24 September, authorities ordered more evacuations from the town of El Paso as explosions and new openings were reported on the volcano.
The 19 September eruption has destroyed 320 buildings and 154 hectares of land. According to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, the volcanic eruption is likely to last from 24 to 84 days.
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