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Volcano erupts in the Canaries: Volcano again destroys hundreds of buildings (Photos)

As a precautionary measure more than 7,000 people have already been evicted, but no new evictions have been announced. No injuries.

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LThe volcano erupted on September 19 on the island of La Palma on the Spanish Canary Islands, with 269 more buildings washed away on Saturday, bringing the total number of buildings to 1,817, according to the public channel RTVE data from the European Earth Surveillance System Copernicus.

As a precautionary measure more than 7,000 people have already been evicted, but no new evictions have been announced. No injuries.

Since midnight, about 40 tremors of light to medium intensity have been recorded, the most powerful of which reached a force of 4.6 at a depth of 37 kilometers. According to Eduardo Suarez, an expert at the National Geographic Institute, “these earthquakes indicate that eruptions continue unabated.”

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The volcano, located in Cumbria Viza and not yet officially named, erupted on September 19 after half a century of sleep. Since then, volcanic eruptions and ash clouds have caused significant damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture.

Operator Ena said the island’s airport was back in operation. However, air traffic has not yet begun due to the high concentration of ash in the air. However, this will not affect the air traffic to the neighboring islands of Tenerife, Fர்டrtventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.

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