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The volcanic eruption of La Palma ended after three months - VG

The volcanic eruption of La Palma ended after three months – VG

The Spanish authorities announced the end of the volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma.


They do so after ten days of inactivity at Cumbre Vega. He writes for the Spanish newspaper Country Christmas Day.

The volcanic eruption lasted for more than three months, the most destructive eruption in modern history in the Canary Islands.

It was September 19 The outbreak beganAs a result, thousands of residents were forced to leave their homes.

On its way, lava from the volcano devoured entire homes and roads and caused massive destruction. Air traffic was also affected at times as a result of the eruption.

Above: This is what the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma looked like on December 16. Nine days later, the eruption was declared over.

Although the eruption has been declared over, experts say activity on the ground on the island continues, and will remain so for a long time to come. The newspaper wrote that the locals must get used to the periodic earthquakes.

According to a geologist and volcanologist at the Greek National Geographic Institute (IGN), “the volcanic eruption may have stopped, but the volcanic process will continue for a long time.”

Destruction: a house covered in lava and ash in La Palma.

7000 people have been evacuated

The local community in La Palma must now begin rebuilding the infrastructure and homes, but large tracts of land have been buried by lava.

The eruption did not result in any deaths, but 1,676 buildings were destroyed, including more than 1,300 homes – resulting in the evacuation of more than 7,000 people during the eruption.

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According to El Pais, more than 2,300 of these were directly affected by the eruption.

The first task that must be solved now is to provide a place to live. The authorities in La Palma are planning to build 100 new homes by the new year.

In addition, typical houses will be built in several settlements affected by the volcanic eruption.