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La Palma evacuates dependent people due to risk of volcanic eruption


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La Palma evacuates dependent people and farm animals due to the risk of a volcanic eruption. These evacuations are called to allow the authorities to save essential time if a mass evacuation is called.

Authorities in La Palma have reported that paths and forest tracks in the Canary Islands have been closed. They also suspended small game hunting in towns affected by the potential risk of volcanic explosion. Authorities have closed tracks and forest trails in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Fuencaliente and Villa de Mazo.

The decision was also taken to suspend small game hunting in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Fuencaliente, Tazacorte and Villa de Mazo.

Various areas have been closed due to the risk of a volcanic eruption. As a precaution, the Refugio del Pilar recreation area and the Caños de Fuego center have been closed. Authorities have also banned access to the rest of the caves in the region.

Many people fear the prospect of a possible volcanic eruption in La Palma and, according to experts, an eruption could soon be observed. Authorities have now declared the yellow alert, and in space just a few days more than 4,500 earthquakes have been detected.

The evacuation of dependents and farm animals has been requested in an effort to facilitate a possible mass evacuation at a later date.

According to experts, if the volcano explodes, magma could rise through new cracks to form a new volcano rather than magma coming out of an existing volcano.

Residents of La Palma have been advised to have a suitcase filled only with their most essential and personal items. So far, football fields and pavilions have been set up as information points.

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