Spanish volcano eruption is forcing more evacuations. In La Palma, Spain lava is gushing from the Canary Islands’ first volcanic eruption on land in 50 years. A new stream of lava from the Cumbre Viejo volcano has forced evacuations from Tacande Alto. Approximately 6,000 people have been forced to evacuate at this time.
Experts say that when the lava reaches the sea, it could trigger more explosions and clouds of toxic gases. Marine authorities are keeping a two-nautical mile area in the sea around the area closed as a precaution “to prevent onlookers on boats and prevent the gases from affecting people,” council’s chief Mariano Hernandez told Cadena SER radio station. Lava has covered 103 hectares and destroyed 166 houses As of Tuesday morning, the lava has covered 103 hectares and destroyed 166 houses, according to data released by the European Union’s Copernicus Emergency Management service. Emergency authorities have said residents should not fear for their safety if they follow recommendations.
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