VIDEOS. Volcano in the Canaries: two weeks after the start of the eruption, the volcano continues to spew lava and ash

the essential On 85 000 inhabitants of the island of La Palma, 6 had to be evacuated , but no injuries are to be deplored.

It has been almost two weeks since the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted. And this Saturday, lava and ash continued to come out of the crater of the island of La Palma, in the Spanish Canary Islands archipelago.

The volcano has already spat 70 millions of cubic meters of magma, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop. According to the president of the regional government of the Canaries, this is double what was issued in 1971, by a neighboring volcano, and those in two more time.

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A river of lava

On Friday, a new massive and very liquid lava flow occurred. Sky-view images showed an impressive river of glowing lava making its way through soil already charred by magma.

According to the government, this new flow seemed to join the main flow, which continued to flow into the Atlantic Ocean, forming a vast platform of smoking magma in contact with the sea. A platform that could measure today up to 20 hectares according to the government.

The devil himself

For now, and despite the significant material damage, no injuries or deaths are to be deplored. However, a thousand buildings were affected by the eruption, of which 870 were completely destroyed. Some 246 hectares have also been covered by lava.

Devastation that demoralizes the inhabitants. “There is nothing beautiful”, breaths, eyes riveted on the volcano, a retiree of 20 descended like all days on the port of the village of Tazacorte, one of the rare places where you can see the mouth of the volcano and the cascading fall of the lava flow into the Ocean, in a large plume of smoke. “The only thing it brings us is this black, dark lava, this intense and endless fire, which never seems to want to stop. And these rumblings as if it was the devil in person,” he adds. -he.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected there on Sunday.

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