Large Cloud of Ash Wafts Above Spain's La Palma Volcano

Large clouds of smoke wafted over the Cumbre Vieja volcano, also known as Tajogaite, on the Spanish island of La Palma on Tuesday, October 5, more than two weeks after its initial eruption on September 19.

This footage uploaded to Twitter shows a large plume of ash and smoke wafting skyward above the volcano on Tuesday.

On October 5, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute said they were analyzing aerosol samples collected from “the first day the lava reached the sea” in hopes it could give “information on the chemistry and acidity of the plume”.

More than 420 hectares (1.6 square miles) and 726 buildings had been affected by the volcano’s eruption as of Tuesday, according to La Palma council. Credit: IPNA-CSIC via Storyful

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