In keeping with a map launched Tuesday by the Canary Islands authorities’s Volcano Disaster Committee, the city’s church is now solely a kilometer (about 0.6 miles) away from a lava stream headed for the Atlantic Ocean.
The eruptions started on 19 September and haven’t stopped since.
The committee mentioned lava has already reached the Atlantic in two locations on the west coast of the island, falling from rocks within the ocean after which including to the seashore with a complete of 48 hectares (about 118 acres) of lava landfills.
Nevertheless it has erased way more. Lava has destroyed 1,134 hectares (about 2,800 acres), of which a 3rd is agricultural land. The inflow has consumed the banana and avocado plantations very important to the island’s financial system.
The committee mentioned it additionally destroyed greater than 1,200 houses and 300 different buildings.
Greater than 6,000 folks have been displaced on the island with a inhabitants of about 80,000.
La Palma is among the smallest Canary Islands in Spain, situated on the west coast of Morocco.