3 Nov, 2021 @ 19:03
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WATCH: Spectacular drone footage of La Palma volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands

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AUTHORITIES on La Palma have released spectacular footage of the eruption from the Cumbre Vieja volcano captured by drone aircraft.

The eruption which began on September 19 is now in its seventh week with geologists warning that there is no sign that is it close to finishing.

Authorities ordered residents to stay indoors because of a heavy fall of ash that has forced the cancellation of flights and school classes on Tuesday.

More than 7.000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to the threat from the rivers of lava which have covered more than 997 hectares (2,463 acres) and crushed at least 2.200 buildings.

A magnitude 5 quake was felt in the island Wednesday morning according to the National Geographical Institute.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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