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Over 700 residents evacuated as red-hot lava threatens properties in Spain’s La Palma

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Over 700 residents evacuated as red-hot lava threatens homes in Spain's La Palma

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava and smoke because it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tacande, Spain, on October 12, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS)Over 700 residents had been ordered to desert their properties on Tuesday on the Spanish island of La Palma as red-hot lava superior in direction of their neighbourhood.

As the river of molten magma descended from the Cumbre Vieja volcano within the northeast of the Canary Island, authorities ordered between 700 and 800 inhabitants of La Laguna to go away house with their belongings and pets, based on the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca).”We want to pick up documents and other things because our whole life is in that house and we cannot collect over 30 years in five minutes,” Enrique, 50, a Spanish home-owner, instructed Reuters.Authorities gave owners till 1800 GMT to gather their issues.”We have been obliged to evacuate a new area. The lava is advancing slowly. People should have time to take their documents, their personal items and anything of value,” mentioned Miguel Angel Morcuende, technical director of Pevolca.There had been 64 seismic actions on Tuesday, the strongest measuring 4.1, the Spanish National Geological Institute mentioned.La Palma airport remained open however 11 flights had been cancelled on Tuesday and others had been delayed, airport operator AENA mentioned.Earlier on Tuesday, officers lifted a lockdown ordered due to a cloud of smoke over two villages brought on by the eruption, permitting greater than 3,000 residents to go outdoors.Lava gushing from the volcano engulfed a cement plant on Monday, elevating clouds of smoke and prompting authorities to instruct folks within the space to remain at house.Lava from the eruption that started on September 19 has laid waste to just about 600 hectares in complete, authorities mentioned.After the volcano’s cone partially collapsed on Saturday, a brand new river of lava streamed in direction of the ocean, devouring banana and avocado plantations and a lot of the remaining homes within the city of Todoque.Torrents of molten rock have destroyed 1,186 buildings within the three weeks because the eruption, the Canary Islands Volcanic Institute mentioned, and compelled the evacuation of about 6,700 folks.READ: La Palma inhabitants instructed to lock down as volcano lava pours into seaALSO READ: Eruptions from La Palma volcano seen from house: Lava movement slows down after destroying property price $102 millionWATCH: Image of the day: Volcano erupts in Spain after 50 years