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Event: VO Volcano
Number: 2021-000146
Country: ESP Spain
Location: Spain
Date (YMD): 2021-9-28
Duration: 1
Magnitude: 0
Information Source:GDACS
Comments: GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact: The eruption started on 19 September 2021. According to the ECHO daily flash as of 28 September 2021, The explosive and effusive activity of Cumbre la Vieja is ongoing and two lava flows are moving towards the western coast. The northern lava flow, located 800-1,000 m from the coast of Tazacorte, is the most active while the southern lava flow is slowing down. According to the Government of Canarias, 300 people living in the coastal areas of San Borondón, Marina Alta, Marina Baja and La Condesa (Tazacorte Municipality) have been evacuated. In addition, 200 people returned to their homes, while 5,600 are still evacuated. A 2.5 km exclusion radius around emission centres is recommended to minimize the risk of pyroclastic impact and exposure to gases; in areas affected by intense ash fall, it is recommended to stay indoors. The General Directorate of the Merchant Navy modified the no-navigation zone one mile further north considering the increased possibility that the lava flow could reach the coast.
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