Lightning Flashes in La Palma Volcano's Ash Cloud

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) reported “electrical activity” in the ash column above La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano on November 3.

Footage posted by Involcan on Twitter shows bolts of lightning in the rising ash. Volcanic lightning can occur when particles ejected by a volcano become electrically charged through friction. Credit: Canary Islands Volcanology Institute via Storyful

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