Around 300 more residents were force to flee their homes early Thursday. As molten lava flows from the Cumbre Vieja volcano threatened to swallow another section of La Palma.
People residing between the villages of Tazacorte and La Laguna were allot a few hours to gather their possessions. Also to their gather pets and travel to a meeting location by emergency services.
According to the Spanish National Geographic Institute. A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck the island this morning. The largest of 100 quakes that have struck the eruption zone in the last 24 hours.
Since before the eruption, tremors have been Under record practically continuously.
With no end in sight for the eruption, which is now in its fourth week. Officials predicted the lava flow will continue to move northwest from the volcano.
Nearly 600 hectares of land have already been in devastating condition by red hot lava. Which has also damaged roughly 1,500 homes and other structures. Including a cement mill that released poisonous gases earlier this week.
Banana and avocado farms, which are important to the island’s economy. Also been ravage by the flood.
The region between Tazacorte and La Laguna is home to 300 individuals. According to the official registration.
On Wednesday evening, a small group of 10 to 15 individuals who lived close had already fled. On the 83,000-person island, more than 6,000 people had evacuated the island.
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