Eruption showing no sign of ending soon

A month has passed since the eruption on the island of La Palma, and in a press conference yesterday regional president Angel Victor Torres warned that the eruption was not likely to end anytime soon.


La Palma Eruption


Speaking at the PSOE conference, Mr Torres said that the current view of scientists is that there is no immediate end in sight to the eruption.

Yesterday saw flights to and from the island disrupted due to the ash cloud, as well as lava flows destroy nearly 2,000 buildings over an area of 742 hectares.

Emergency teams on the island have warned that the town of Tazacorte would also be required to remain indoors due to another lava flow reaching the sea.

The weekend saw more seismic activity across the island, with 42 quakes detected yesterday the largest measuring 4.3 magnitude.


Photo: Canarian Government

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