A video shot during a reconnaissance flight by members of the military emergency unit shows the advance of the lava flow after the eruption of the volcano Old Summit, on the island of La Palma, at Canary Islands. The lava, according to authorities, has already covered over 100 hectares of land as it slowly advances towards the sea, European satellite system Copernicus has found.
According to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, the Cumbre Vieja is emitting between 8,000 and 10,600 tons of sulfur dioxide per day. Some 6,000 people are currently evacuated and several roads are closed to traffic. The authorities ask locals and onlookers not to approach the area of the eruption. In the last few hours on the island, some new seismic tremors have also been recorded.
According to initial estimates, the damage will exceed 400 million euros: at least 183 houses have been damaged and about 200 other infrastructures.
Video Twitter 112 Canarie
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