LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A volcanic eruption on Spain’s Canary Islands has erupted and its lava flow is slowly moving into the sea, with the regional government saying no one was injured in the eruption. Five thousand people have been released so far.
The lava flows from the islands of La Pama to the ocean. Its speed is 700 meters per hour, according to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute. Two lava flows have formed in uninhabited areas, said Angel Victor, head of government on the Canary Islands. A total of twenty houses were destroyed in the eruption. Torres said there was no possibility of another eruption. The eruption caused various damage and no casualties. The people of La Palma make a living on agriculture. Spanish Prime Minister Pedros Sanchez said he would cancel Monday’s visit to New York and visit the volcanic area. The eruption took place on Sunday and the ground was moving for a week. They have been inspected by the authorities. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The previous eruption was in 1971. The eruption was followed by red flames and black smoke. La Pama, with a population of 85,000, is one of the eight volcanic islands on the Spanish Canary Islands. The islands are located off the west coast of Africa, about 100 km from Morocco.