October 27, 2021

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Lava from Cumbre Vieja volcano touches the sea; The situation can be dangerous

Toxic gases and “projectiles” can be released from the confrontation; The Spanish government pledged money to help the displaced

Angel Medina G. / EFEThere are no records of deaths or injuries from the eruption, but 600 buildings were destroyed

lava eruption Act volcano old summit, located in Canary Islands, province Spain No Atlantic Ocean, touched the sea on Tuesday 28. The eruption began on Sunday, 19, and left behind a trail of devastation on the island of La Palma, which could be exacerbated by encountering sea water: the situation may cause waves of boiling water and the creation of “projectiles” with solids , in addition to releasing toxic gases laden with hydrochloric acid. As a result, site navigation has changed, with changes in the Maritime Exclusion Zone.

According to the Spanish Civil Defense, there have been no deaths or injuries so far. However, the lava damaged more than 600 buildings as well as 20 km of roads and streets. The Spanish government has declared the volcano area a “disaster area” and the country will allocate 10.5 million euros (66.5 million Brazilian reals) for urgent housing measures and assistance to the displaced. Spain’s National Geographic institute issued a warning of more eruptions even after the volcano calmed down on Monday, and said it had strengthened its presence on the island. According to the agency, the height of the ash cloud reached seven thousand meters.

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