Nature has its own timing and it can be destructive for humans. The volcano on the Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island named La Palma has suddenly erupted on Sunday posting building up of the seismic activity after a week. This prompted the authority to take immediate actions of evacuating thousands as the lava flowed throughout the places. It has destroyed many houses and the coastal region is now in threatened.
The Volcanology Institute in the Canary Islands has been reported to face the primary eruption after 3 PM which is in the southern end of this island. The place faced such an eruption in 1971. The black and white smoke and red plumes are being seen all over on the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge. Scientist were closely working on this while they experienced many small earthquakes.
The President of the Canary Island Víctor Torres mentioned that almost 5000 people were being successfully evacuated by 11 pmk from their respective homes.he also said that most of them could take their friends and families and the rest were taken in the shelters.
With a population of 85000 can be found on La Palma which is also among the eight volcanic islands in the archipelago off Africa’s western coast. The closest, its island is 60 miles from Morocco. The place has experienced an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude in the place popular as Cabeza de Vaca. This is on the western slope as its ridge moves down to the coast. With the eruptions continuing, it was reported to have two open mouths that were belching red magma into the air. This then flowed in the tight streams descending from the mountain slope.
Just after the first explosion that happened in the area, there was one huge black lava that continued to flow down with the burning tip towards the El Paso village. Mayor Sergio Rodríguez mentioned that 300 people were at bigger risk and therefore they were immediately evacuated, roads were kept closed and the authorities requested the curious not to visit the area.
The lava was however successful in destroying the eight homes as per the local official that caused the chalet with the tower to crumble at worst. The authorities also mentioned and warned the people that the flowing of kaca can be a threat for the municipalities as the Alcalá, El Paraíso, and other areas surrounding it.
Carlota Martín was in the agricultural plat of the family which is in Todoque. This is located in the downhill of the eruption site when she initially was able to hear a big explosion.
In an interview, she said, “ When we saw the column of smoke, we thought it could not be real, but it kept growing and we knew we had to get out of there.” She also added, “You leave, but you are also looking back because you want to see what will happen. Nobody knows how the lava flows will descend, but our plot and lots of houses in the area could be in the way.”
President of La Palma island , Mariano Hernández also said that three were no injuries or reports of death but the flow of lava has become a matter of concern for him. The concern was “about the populated areas on the coast.”
Hernández said, “People should not come near the eruption site where the lava is flowing.” Also added, “We are having serious problems with the evacuation because the roads are jammed with people who are trying to get close enough to see it.”
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has to cancel the trip to attend the U.N general Assembly in New York. Sánchez mentioned just after the meeting with the local officials, “The people of La Palma should rest assured that we have all the resources and emergency personnel necessary.”