Lava started to erupt from the newly opened Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma in Spain right now, transferring down the mountain away from different streams. A volcanic ash rain compelled the islanders to put on masks and goggles.
A scorching lava river started to descend alongside the slope from a brand new fissure that opened final night time about 400 meters north of the positioning of the primary eruption. Because the eruption of the volcano started on September 19, a number of cracks have appeared, however the Canary Volcano Institute describes the newest crack as the brand new focus of the eruption.
Eduardo Suarez, a volcanologist on the Spanish Nationwide Geographic Institute in Tenerife, mentioned it’s too early to say whether or not the brand new volcanic eruption will threaten extra properties.
A spokesperson for the Canary Islands Emergency Providers Heart mentioned that no new evacuation was ordered and that the Volcano Emergency Committee Pevolca is evaluating knowledge concerning the new eruption. Because the eruption started, roughly 6,000 folks have been evacuated and greater than 800 buildings together with homes, church buildings and faculties have been destroyed.