Thousands of people have been forced from their homes after a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma.
Emergency crews are working around the clock to help people retrieve their belongings and evacuate quickly. About 6,000 people of the 80,000 people living on the island have been evacuated since Sunday.
During the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, the Canary Islands’ vulcanology institute said the amplitude of the volcano’s seismic activity intensified.
Experts say that if and when the lava reaches the sea, it could trigger more explosions and clouds of toxic gases. Marine authorities are keeping a two nautical mile area in the sea around the area closed as a precaution.
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