Timelapse Captures Smoke Filling Sky Above Cumbre Vieja Volcano

Eruptions continued at the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma on October 1, following its initial eruption on September 19.

Timelapse footage taken by Daniel Lopez shows the ash and gases rippling out through the atmosphere on October 1, which the Izana Atmospheric Research Center (AEMET) said was the result of a temperature inversion.

“The volcano emits pulses of different intensity, which causes these waves,” AEMET wrote.

Air quality on the south and west parts of the island was forecasted to worsen, El Pais reported.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute said on October 4 that their collaborators were analyzing the chemical composition of the gases emitted by the volcano via remote optical sensors. Credit: Daniel Lopez via Storyful

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