Hundreds of Residents Evacuated From La Palma as Lava River Moves

Spanish authorities ordered the evacuation of 700 to 800 citizens as the lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano was forecast to run further northwest on La Palma in the Canary Islands on October 12, El Pais reported.

In total, 6,800 citizens were evacuated in the three weeks since the Cumbre Vieja volcano’s initial eruption on September 19. The lava flows also “affected” 1,281 buildings and ​​595 hectares (about 2.3 square miles) according to recent reports.

Footage from the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology of the Spanish National Research Council shows a river of lava flowing down on the side of the volcano on Monday, October 11. Credit: Manuel Nogales (IPNA-CSIC) via Storyful

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