The lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which erupted on Sunday on the island of La Palma, in the Spanish Canary archipelago, is now advancing very slowly, to such an extent that it is no longer certain that it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

Columns of black smoke several hundred meters high, however, rise from Cumbre Vieja.

Authorities said the suspended ash reduced visibility and asked residents of the island to limit their travel by car.

A total of 6,100 people have been evacuated since the start of the eruption.

There are, for the moment, neither dead nor injured.

The damage caused by the eruption - the first since 1971 on this island populated by nearly 85,000 inhabitants - would already exceed 400 million euros.

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