Spain’s Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said that there was no end in sight to the eruption of the volcano that has wreaked havoc on the island of La Palma since it began nearly a month ago.
“There is no indication that the end of the explosion is imminent, although that is everyone’s best wish,” Torres said at a Socialist Party conference in Valencia, referring to the scientists’ expectations.
Spain’s National Geographic Institute said 42 seismic movements occurred on the island on Sunday, with the strongest being 4.3.
Lava has destroyed more than 1,833 acres of land in La Palma and nearly 2,000 buildings since the eruption began on September 19.
About 7,000 residents were evacuated from their homes on the island of about 83,000 people, which is part of the Canary Islands archipelago off the coast of northwest Africa.
The company “Aina”, which operates La Palma airport, said that all incoming and outgoing flights on Sunday, numbering 38, were canceled due to the ash emitted from the volcano, but the airport is still open.