Lava from a volcano on La Palma destroys the church

Lava from a volcano on La Palma destroys the church

Residents of several areas of the island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) must take refuge in their homes due to the approach of lava to the sea, emergency services said.
“Due to the possibility that the lava will reach the sea in the coming hours in the coastal region of Tazacorte, and due to the possible consequences of emissions of harmful gases, it is ordered to be isolated in the areas of San Borondon, Marina Alta, Marina Baja and La Condesa”, – said in a message from the emergency services.
Currently, lava is located 1.5 kilometers from the coast.

The volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma began on September 19. During this time, lava covered more than 200 hectares of land, more than 450 buildings, most of them (residential buildings) were completely destroyed. More than 6 thousand people were evacuated. According to the forecasts of the Institute of Volcanology of the Canary Islands, the eruption could last from 24 to 84 days.

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