The volcano erupted Sunday on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canaries, sending smoke and ash winds and volcanic eruptions into homes in two villages.
The village of El Paso is already surrounded by a volcanic eruption in 20 homes, As well as road extensions, Mayor Sergio Rodriguez told Spanish Public Radio on Monday morning.
The lava is now spreading to neighboring Los Lanos de Ariden, where hundreds of homes are at risk., He added.
“We are monitoring the path of the volcano,” the mayor said.
The eruption began at 3:15 p.m.
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Many homes were destroyed by the lava and more than 5,000 people were evacuated.
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Lava jets reach altitudes of hundreds of meters
Shortly before the eruption, Authorities evacuated forty people from villages around the volcano with movement problems and farm animals.
Two hours later, lava flows from the volcano, The municipality ordered the evacuation of four villages.
After dark, TV footage Volcanic jets reach altitudes of hundreds of meters and at least three glowing volcanoes flow – One of them, several hundred meters long and ten meters wide, reached a road below and began to clear houses in the village of El Paso.
5,000 residents from four villages were evicted
Said Angel Victor Torres, head of the Canary Islands 5,000 people from four villages were evicted, Including El Paso and Los Lanos de Ariden. He further added that no injuries have been reported so far.
The regional leader said Monday morning that no other evacuation was needed.
Binder Canarias Airlines, which serves the archipelago, announced on Monday that it had canceled four flights to and from La Gomera due to a volcanic eruption.
The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Snchez, arrived at the scene on Sunday evening and met with local officials to discuss the situation.
“We have all the (necessary) resources and all soldiers and civilians can rest in peace.”, he said.
Pedro Sanchez said on Twitter today that he had postponed his trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York to visit La Palma.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Gumbre Vija, one of the most active volcanic areas in the Canaries, has not experienced a major eruption since 1971.
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