Geologist Takes Sample From La Palma Lava Flow

The lava flow on the Canary Island of La Palma has damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings, but a video by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) showed there was at least one advantage to geologists.

“Sometimes lava flows offer us the perfect protection to take some samples without facing extreme temperatures,” Involcan tweeted on October 6, alongside video of one of its team digging past the cooling lava to take a sample from the red-hot interior of the flow. Credit: Involcan via Storyful

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