LA PALMA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – More individuals had been pressured to depart their properties on Wednesday night as flows of molten rock pouring from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma threatened to engulf one other neighbourhood.
With no finish in sight to the eruption, which is in its fourth week, authorities anticipated the lava circulation to advance to the northwest, past the boundary of the evacuated space.
Most individuals in the world had already gone, so solely between 10 and 15 individuals left their residence on Wednesday, emergency companies informed Reuters.
Red sizzling lava from the eruption has laid waste to almost 600 hectares in complete, destroying about 1,500 homes and different buildings, together with a cement plant that gave off poisonous fumes earlier in the week, in addition to devouring banana and avocado plantations, authorities mentioned.
On Thursday morning, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute mentioned. Since earlier than the eruption, tremors had been registered continuously in La Palma.
About 6,000 individuals have been evacuated on the island of 83,000 individuals.
Writing by Emma Pinedo
Editing by Inti Landauro, Robert Birsel