Vulkanausbruch auf spanischer Insel infographic
Grafik zeigt den Ort des Vulkans und die evakuierten Dörfer.
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Tausende flüchten vor spanischem Vulkanausbruch

By Jordi Bou

September 20, 2021 - Rund 5.000 Menschen mussten aus Dörfern auf der Insel La Palma evakuiert werden, der Lavastrom zerstört alles auf seinem Weg bis ins Tal.

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.

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