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La Palma volcano survivors shaken but determined to rebuild

Residents on Spain’s La Palma island are bracing for the possibility of bigger earthquakes more than five weeks after a…

By Trench Times , in Disaster , at October 30, 2021 Tags: , , ,

La Palma volcano survivors shaken but determined to rebuild

Residents on Spain’s La Palma island are bracing for the possibility of bigger earthquakes more than five weeks after a volcano erupted.

The Spanish military used shovels, brooms and wheelbarrows to remove volcanic ash from rooftops on the island of La Palma this week. The ash, spewed from the continued eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, could cause buildings to collapse if left.

Lava flows from a volcano as it continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Officials say a volcano erupting for the past five weeks on the Spanish island of La Palma is more active than ever.

What people are saying?

Rita Rosenfeld The homeless families outside the exclusion zone on LaPalma in Span’s Canary Islands, of the six-week-old eruption, cannot dream of going home without being woken by the volcano‘s tremors and rumble even in their place of haven.

Alfonso Poza Last days cone partially collapsed, new vents spewed fluid lava flows.Last night lava fountains reported up to 600 m tall. This afternoon 4.8 magnitude earthquake. Experts says eruption has no foreseeable end in sight.

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