Dozens of Earthquakes Reported on La Palma as Lava Continues to Flow

Dozens of earthquakes were reported on the Spanish island of La Palma from October 4 to October 5, while lava continued to flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, also known as Tajogaite.

More than two weeks after the volcano’s initial eruption on September 19, experts from Spain’s Department of National Security warned on Tuesday that there may be an increase in the explosiveness of the volcano, El Pais reported.

More than 1,000 buildings and over 400 hectares of land (1.5 square miles) had been affected by the volcano’s eruption as of Sunday, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service reported.

This drone footage from October 3 shows lava flowing from the main mouth of the volcano, according to Spain’s Superior Council of Scientific Investigation. Credit: CSIC via Storyful

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