Volcanic eruptions in the Canaries: many confined areas

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27/09/2021 13:30

Authorities in the Canary Islands this Monday ordered confinement over fears of emissions of toxic gases caused by a sea of ​​lava ejected by the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, which erupted on the 19th. September.

The authorities described the emissions of “at the level of this commune” and “harmful gases” at the level of the commune as “San Bordon, Marina Alta, Marina Baja and La Condesa” as “likely to reach the sea in the coming hours”. ordered to cause. For health”, underlined the emergency service of the Canary Islands archipelago.

According to officials, the order pertains to 160 people, forcing over 6,200 people to leave their homes.

The same source said, “The population will have to follow the instructions of the authorities and stay at home, closing doors and windows, till the situation is assessed.”

The meeting between the lava and the sea, initially planned for early last week and delayed because of the slow flow, is expected to be caused by emissions of toxic gases on the island of 85,000 residents.

According to officials, the lava was 1.6 km off the coast on Sunday evening and was moving at a speed of around 100mph.

The airport on the island of La Palma reopened on Sunday after being closed due to ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.

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