'Active Advance' of Lava Near La Palma Volcano

Lava was seen flowing near La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano on November 23, over two months since the initial eruption.

Local authorities said jets of lava and other pyroclastic material were thrust from the volcano’s main vent on Tuesday.

As of Monday, lava had covered around 1,074 hectares (roughly 4.15 square miles) on La Palma, claiming 2,676 buildings, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program.

This footage, released by Spain’s Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA), shows what they said was a “very active advance” of lava in the La Laguna area of the island. Credit: IPNA-CSIC via Storyful

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