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World 'Miracle house' escapes Canary Islands lava

23:01  23 september  2021
23:01  23 september  2021 Source:   bbc.com

Lava pours from Canary Islands’ volcano, villages evacuated

  Lava pours from Canary Islands’ volcano, villages evacuated Cumbre Vieja is one of most active volcanic regions of Spanish islands with last eruption in 1971.The eruption began at 3:15pm (14:15 GMT) on Sunday on a wooded slope in the Cumbre Vieja national park, the government said.

A dramatic image shows a house in the Canary Islands that has managed to escape lava from an erupting volcano.

The residence has been dubbed a 'miracle house' for escaping the lava © Alfonso Escalero The residence has been dubbed a 'miracle house' for escaping the lava

People on social media have dubbed the residence in La Palma a "miracle house".

The volcano started erupting on Sunday. More than 200 homes have been destroyed and about 6,000 people evacuated.

The lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano is still advancing and scientists are not sure how long the eruption will last.

The image by photographer Alfonso Escalero shows the house surrounded by rivers of lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.

Hundreds more evacuated as lava spews from Canary Islands volcano

  Hundreds more evacuated as lava spews from Canary Islands volcano New fissure opens up on Cumbre Vieja’s slope after earthquake rocks La Palma late on Monday.About 500 people were evacuated from the El Paso municipality late Monday and early Tuesday after a new stream of lava started flowing from another crack on the slope of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, according to local officials.

It is owned by a retired Danish couple, Inge and Ranier Cocq, who have not visited since the pandemic began, according to El Mundo.

Ada Monnikendam, who built the house with her husband, said she had spoken with the couple who told her: "Even though we can't go now, we're relieved that it's still standing".

Some 6,000 people have been evacuated so far © EPA Some 6,000 people have been evacuated so far

According to Ms Monnikendam, the couple have friends in the area who have lost everything due to the volcano.

The lava has engulfed houses, schools and some banana plantations.

"They don't want to talk to anyone because they won't stop crying," Ms Monnikendam said.

Reflecting on the image, Ms Monnikendam said that it was "sad to know that the house is there alone without anyone being able to take care of it".

Volcano eruption: Danger not over for Spanish island residents, authorities warn

  Volcano eruption: Danger not over for Spanish island residents, authorities warn Images show the damage caused days after a volcano erupted on a Spanish island, forcing the evacuation of more than 6,800 people. Villagers on the island of La Palma – part of the Canary Islands archipelago – were met with a wall of lava up to 40 feet high on Wednesday following Sunday afternoon's eruption. SPAIN'S LA PALMA ISLAND SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKES AS LAVA APPROACHES TOWNS Authorities warned Tuesday that threats, like lava flows, ash, toxic gases, acid rain and earthquakes, were expected to continue following several small tremors. The people of La Palma – a population of 85,000 – were kept at least 1.

  • 'You can hear the volcano rumbling in the background'
  • Hundreds more evacuated as La Palma lava nears sea

Local officials say the lava could trigger a chemical reaction that causes explosions and the release of toxic gases if it reaches the sea.

However on Thursday, experts said the lava was currently moving "very slowly". It is now not clear if the flow will reach the sea.

The Canary Islands government has announced plans to buy two housing developments for those made homeless.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has flown directly from La Palma to New York for a shortened trip to address the UN General Assembly, and will immediately return to the Canary Islands to oversee emergency operations.

Eruption in the Canary Islands: new lava lava casting on the island of La Palma .
This new casting has been added to the lava that continued this Friday to accumulate in the Atlantic Ocean, forming a vast platform of magma © Miguel Calero / EFE / SIPA The lava of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, in the Canaries, reached the ocean on September 29, 2021.

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