La Palma Volcano Dumps Major Shower of Ash on Island

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma dumped a major shower of fine volcanic ash on Wednesday, November 3, according to the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology-Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (IPNA-CSIC).

This video by the IPNA-CSIC shows trees poking above ash on La Palma. The IPNA-CSIC said the ash “leaves a bleak panorama in large areas of the Canarian pine forest located in the vicinity of the crater.”

By November 2, the lava flow covered 997.9 hectares (approximately 3.85 square miles), according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. New beaches formed from the growing lava deltas, IPNA-CISC said. Credit: IPNA-CSIC via Storyful

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