Lava in Spain's La Palma engulfs more houses

Lava engulfed more buildings on the Spanish island of La Palma on Saturday (October 9) - the magma destroying everything in its path.

The red-hot volcano eruption swallowed at least four buildings in the village of Callejon de la Gata, according to Reuters witnesses.

Jose Roberto Sanchez lost land inherited from his parents because of the lava.

"...the land I had in Todoque is all gone, yes, the memories of my parents, the inheritance I had there, it's all gone."

There was also a series of 37 seismic movements on Saturday, with the largest measuring 4.1, according to the Spanish National Geological Institute.

However, La Palma's airport did reopen on Saturday after being closed since Thursday because of ash, a Spanish air traffic operator said.

Since the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on Sept. 19 it has destroyed over 1,000 buildings and engulfed acres and acres of land, according to the European Commission Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

About 6,000 people have been evacuated from their homes on La Palma, which has about 83,000 inhabitants.

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