Canary eruption: volcano activity increases, new evacuations

MADRID, 24 SEPT – The inhabitants of three localities on the island of La Palma (Canary Islands) who recently asked the authorities to stay at home due to the increase in the eruptive activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano have now received an evacuation order . We learn this from messages released by the Canary Islands emergency service. The order applies to Tajuya, Tacande de Abajo and part of Tacande de Arriba, fractions of the municipality of El Paso. The authorities have not yet provided data on how many new displaced people are. In the last few hours the activity of Cumbre Vieja has intensified: the Canary Institute of Volcanology has explained that a new eruptive point has opened on the flank of the active cone. (HANDLE).

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