Lava Cascades Towards Ocean on Spanish Island of La Palma

Lava was filmed cascading to the seafront on the Spanish island of La Palma, as eruptions at the Cumbre Vieja volcano shot ash and gases into the air on Tuesday, November 11.

The footage, captured by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) on Tuesday evening, shows lava falling down a cliff on La Palma’s coastline.

The volcano began erupting on September 19. As of November 7, lava had covered 994.6 hectares (roughly 3.84 square miles) on the island, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Analysts with Copernicus determined that volcanic activity had destroyed 2,594 buildings.

According to local authorities in Los Llanos, cleaning crews were removing upwards of 200 tons of ash from streets in the area every day. Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful

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