Before and After Satellite Imagery Shows New Headland Amid La Palma Eruption

Before and after satellite images captured on September 25 and 30 show the new headland created by lava from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish Island of La Palma as it poured into the Atlantic.

The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) said on September 27 that the lava and saltwater would combine to create “water vapor loaded with hydrochloric acid."

This footage shows lava falling from the cliff onto the new land, described as a “lava delta” by Involcan.

La Provincia reported that the new land was over 17 hectares in area. Credit: European Union, contains modified Copernicus Sentinel Data 2021, processed with EO Browser via Storyful

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