La Palma volcano bursts with rivers of lava

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Published on 3 Nov 2021, 13:40
Lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma continues to advance through the Spanish island for a seventh consecutive week causing devastation.

Aerial footage from Monday shows the intricacies of the lava flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island La Palma.

According to the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, the footage shows “cascades of lava” falling into holes produced by the collapsing roofs of lava tubes, as well as some lava channels divided by large obstacles.

As of November 1, lava had claimed some 977 hectares on the island, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Analyzing imagery, scientists with Copernicus determined that 2,574 buildings on La Palma have been destroyed since eruptions began on September 19.

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