Beaches Begin to Form Along La Palma's Lava Delta

The first beaches are beginning to form along the new lava delta on the Spanish island of La Palma, volcanology researchers at Spain’s Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA) said November 4.

Footage posted by IPNA-CSIC shows the lava delta on November 3. The headland began forming in late September as lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano reached the sea.

By November 2, some 997.9 hectares on the island had been claimed by lava, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Credit: IPNA-CSIC via Storyful

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