Drone Footage Shows Intricacies of Lava Flow on La Palma

Aerial footage from November 1 shows the intricacies of the lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island La Palma.

According to the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, the footage shows “cascades of lava” falling into holes produced by the collapsing roofs of lava tubes, as well as some lava channels divided by large obstacles.

As of November 1, lava had claimed some 977 hectares on the island, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Analyzing imagery, scientists with Copernicus determined that 2,574 buildings on La Palma have been destroyed since eruptions began on September 19. Credit: IGME-CSIC via Storyful

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