Graphic shows location of volcano and villages evacuated.


الآلاف يفرون من البركان الإسباني

By Jordi Bou

September 20, 2021 - تم إجلاء حوالي 5000 شخص من القرى الواقعة على الساحل الغربي لجزيرة لا بالما بسبب الحمم البركانية المنبعثة من بركان كومبر فيجا والتي تدمر كل شيء في طريقها.

The volcano erupted on Sunday, shooting lava hundreds of metres into the air, engulfing houses and forests, and sending molten rock towards the Atlantic Ocean in La Palma, the most northwestern island in the Canaries archipelago.

No fatalities have been reported but the volcano was still active on Monday.

The last eruption on La Palma, 50 years ago, lasted just over three weeks. The last eruption on all the Canary Islands occurred underwater off the coast of El Hierro island in 2011, and lasted five months.

PUBLISHED: 20/09/2021; STORY: Graphic News