Volcano Eruption On Spanish Island Of La Palma Forces 5,000 To Evacuate - Civil Guard
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Mon 20th September 2021 | 04:20 AM
MADRID (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 20th September, 2021) Around 5,000 people have been evacuated from areas close to the erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, the country's Civil Guard said.
Earlier on Sunday, the Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN) confirmed that a volcano had started erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma. The Spanish National Geographic Institute had registered seismological activity in the area for about a week before the eruption, so the authorities were able to start evacuating people with limited mobility early.
"We have been working this week to anticipate and know how to act on La Palma in this situation. We will guarantee the safety of citizens at all times," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Twitter after an emergency government meeting on Sunday.