A powerful eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano has caused a lot of disorder in the Spanish island of La Palma. Hundreds of houses were destroyed, but one of them was mysteriously left standing in the middle of nowhere.
Ada Monnikendam built the house along with her husband, and she was astonished to see that the construction was left standing after the massive lava flow. The Spanish newspaper El Mundo wrote about it.
A patch of land on Spain's La Palma island contains what has been dubbed the 'miracle house.' It's a single home untouched by rivers of lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano that have engulfed the area. (Credit: Reuters/Alfonso Edcalero/I Love… https://t.co/XWVeaDmTNR
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Monnikendam declared for El Mundo:
We all started crying like crazy when I told them that their beloved house was intact,
They told me, ‘Even though we can’t go now, we’re relieved that it’s still standing. We’ll enjoy it in a while … or we’ll leave it to our three children.’
The eruption of the volcano from La Palma led to a mass evacuation ordered in the region.
The local government declared as CNN writes:
We call on people to exercise extreme caution and to stay away from the eruption area in order to avoid unnecessary risks,
Likewise, it is very important to keep roads clear so that they can be used by our land operatives.
Unfortunately, a volcano erupting could only be the beginning of the “real deal”. Such an event can even trigger earthquakes, tsunamis, mudflows, flash floods, and rockfalls.
According to USGS.gov, there are about 1,500 potentially active volcanoes around the world. This number is even aside from the continuous volcano belts from the ocean floor at spreading centers such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Furthermore, roughly 500 of the 1,500 volcanoes have erupted throughout the Earth’s history.
As you have noticed by now, our planet isn’t a very safe place, at least considering the presence of volcanoes.