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Volcanic lava in Spain’s La Palma engulfs more houses

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LA PALMA, Spain – Buildings close to the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma had been engulfed by rivers of lava early on Saturday, with the drama of the red-hot eruption intensified by the spectacle of flashes of lightning.

The magma destroyed not less than 4 buildings in the village of Callejon de la Gata, Reuters witnesses stated.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano started erupting on Sept. 19 and has destroyed more than 800 buildings and compelled the evacuation of about 6,000 folks from their houses on the island. La Palma, with a inhabitants of about 83,000, is likely one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

More than 800 buildings have been destroyed following Cumbre Vieja's eruption.
More than 800 buildings have been destroyed following Cumbre Vieja’s eruption.
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The eruption in Spain's Cumbre Vieja volcano began on Sept. 19.
The eruption in Spain’s Cumbre Vieja volcano started on Sept. 19.
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The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma on Oct. 9, 2021.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma on Oct. 9, 2021.
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Lightning flashes had been seen close to the eruption early on Saturday. A examine printed in 2016 by the journal Geophysical Research Letters discovered lightning could be produced throughout volcanic eruptions as a result of the collision of ash particles creates {an electrical} cost.

The lava from the volcano has engulfed over 370 acres of farmland, most of it used for the cultivation of bananas which can be one of many fundamental crops on the island.

La Palma’s airport has been closed since Thursday due to ash, Spanish air visitors operator Aena stated. 

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