New fissure emerges in Canaries volcano

A brand new fissure emerged in the erupting volcano on Spain's Canary Islands, belching out extra lava and forcing one other 500 folks to flee, officers have stated.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has compelled a complete of 6,000 folks from their properties and destroyed round 100 properties because it erupted on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency companies stated in a tweet late yesterday "a new eruptive fissure has opened" and that the "population is being evacuated".

The volcano straddles a ridge in the south of La Palma, one in every of seven islands that make up the Atlantic archipelago which lies off the coast of Morocco.

By this morning, round 500 extra folks had been compelled to depart their properties, stated Lorena Hernandez Labrador, a councillor in Los Llanos de Aridane, a neighbouring municipality of 20,000 residents which has been badly affected by the lava.

The fissure emerged following an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 that occurred at 9.32pm native time yesterday, the Involcan volcanology institute stated.

Lava pouring from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50 years has compelled authorities to evacuate one other a part of El Paso on the island of La Palma |

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At the scene, lengthy traces of automobiles may very well be seen ready to depart the world as police sirens wailed, the fiery glow of the erupting volcano lighting up the darkish skies, AFPTV photos confirmed.

The velocity at which the lava is transferring has slowed.

Lava from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50 years falls right into a swimming pool in La Palma.

An additional 500 folks have been compelled to flee their properties on the island, after a brand new fissure emerged on the volcano | More:

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This morning, the white-hot mass of molten rock, which has a temperature of almost 1,000 levels Celsius, had nonetheless not reached the western coast.

Officials initially stated they anticipated it to achieve the shore by yesterday night.

Although the Cumbre Vieja is taking pictures up huge plumes of thick black smoke a number of hundred metres into the sky and between 8,000 and 10,500 tonnes of sulphur dioxide per day, the airspace over La Palma has remained open.

Spain's airport operator Aena stated all of yesterday's scheduled flights had taken place with out incident, with one other 48 deliberate for in the present day.

The eruption on this island of some 85,000 folks, the primary in 50 years, has brought on important harm, however to this point no person has been injured.

The final eruption on La Palma was in 1971 when one other a part of the identical volcanic vary – a vent often known as Teneguia – erupted on the southern aspect of the island.

Two many years earlier, the Nambroque vent erupted in 1949.

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