Confinement Lifted in Some Parts of La Palma Island Amid Volcanic Eruption - Authorities

© REUTERS / REUTERS TVA screengrab from a drone footage shows lava flowing following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja park, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 26, 2021. Footage obtained on September 26, 2021
A screengrab from a drone footage shows lava flowing following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja park, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 26, 2021. Footage obtained on September 26, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.10.2021
Subscribe
International
India
MADRID (Sputnik) - Residents of some areas on the Canary Island of La Palma, where a volcano has been erupting for nearly two weeks, have been allowed to leave their homes, the Island Council of La Palma said.
"Confinement is lifted in the neighbourhoods of Tazacore, El Paso, and Los Llanos", the council said on Twitter on Saturday, adding that: "From now on, the population will be notified by public address when it is necessary for them to stay at home".
Solidified lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption has already extended the coastal line of La Palma island by over 500 yards.
The eruption started on 19 September and lava flows reached the sea late on Tuesday. The lava is said to have destroyed more than 1,000 buildings. More than 6,000 people have been evacuated from the disaster zone, but some of them have been allowed to return home.
The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute forecasts that the eruption could last between 24 and 84 days.
Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала