La Palma volcano streams lava into Atlantic Ocean in drone footage

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Published on 10 Nov 2021, 19:00
DRONE footage released by Spanish Military emergency unit showed new cascades of red-hot lava tumbling into the Atlantic Ocean off Spain's La Palma on Wednesday (November 10) morning.

The stream of molten rock from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which began erupting in mid-September, reached the water near the popular surf spot of Los Guirres beach just before 2 a.m, according to the Transport Ministry.

A video uploaded by Spain's Geology and Mining Institute showed rivers of molten rock sliding into the sea and large rocks rolling down a cliff, causing a cone of debris to emerge from the waterline.

Unlike the first time lava reached the ocean - just over a month ago - authorities said there was no need for residents to stay indoors.

"New confinements are not necessary because the populations are far away from the point of contact with the sea that occurred last night," an emergency services spokesperson told Reuters.

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