Lava Erupts From La Palma Volcano Into Night Sky

The Cumbre Vieja volcano, also known as Tajogaite, on the Spanish island of La Palma continued to erupt on Monday, October 4, over two weeks after its initial eruption on September 19.

This footage filmed by Twitter user @efadi_LP shows ongoing activity as fiery lava erupted late on Monday night, according to his tweet.

“Tajogaite is not tired at all on La Palma,” he wrote in a tweet. “It still behaves like a sullen child and started to impress with explosions again.”

On October 4, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute said that their collaborators were analyzing the chemical composition of gases emitted by the volcano via remote optical sensors.

More than 1,000 buildings and almost 400 hectares (1.5 square miles) had been affected by the volcano’s eruption as of Sunday, according to the La Palma council. Credit: Idafe.com via Storyful

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