La Palma volcano: 300 more residents evacuated after fresh earthquakes

La Palma volcano: 300 more residents evacuated after fresh earthquakes

The Spanish island of La Palma has been shaken by the strongest earthquake since last month's volcanic eruption. A 4.5-magnitude quake struck the Canary Islands overnight, according to Spain’s National Geographic Institute. At least sixty tremors in total were felt, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew fiery rivers of lava. Authorities have ordered 300 more residents to evacuate from the towns of Tazacorte and La Laguna. Emergency crews gave residents a few hours to collect their belongings and pets before heading to a meeting point on Thursday. "This decision is taken due to the anticipation of the advance of the lava flow that runs further to the Northwest and its proximity to the boundary zone of the already evacuated perimeter," emergency services said on Twitter. The eruption on …
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