Spain: Communities evacuated in La Palma – Lava estimated to move to residential areas

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The obligatory evacuation of ten communities, which have been put on high alert, was announced tonight by the authorities of the island of La Palma, after the eruption of Kubre Vieha volcano.

The local government (“Campildo”) called on the citizens to be very careful and not to approach the area volcano.

Two hours after the first eruption, lava rivers flowed down the slope and many villages were ordered to be evacuated, including El Paso and Los Lianos de Aridane. Residents were also asked to use their mobile phones sparingly.

According to Cambildo forecasts, the lava is expected to move southwest, to residential and forested areas, before reaching the coast.

The footage transmitted by the Spanish media shows impressive lava jets and dense smoke.

“Under no circumstances go near the lava flow. “If there is volcanic ash, stay inside your house,” the municipality warned the residents.

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