Watch the La Palma volcano flow into dark seas

A pyramid of steaming black rock emerged from the Atlantic Ocean off the island as lava from the volcano crashed into the sea, sending up plumes of white steam.

Despite fears of toxic gases, authorities said the air inland remained fine to breathe.

Lava from the volcano that began erupting 11 days ago reached the ocean just before midnight on Tuesday (September 28) near the town of Tazacorte and began accumulating at the foot of a cliff until a cone of debris appeared above the waterline.

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