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World Dramatic La Palma Volcano Drone Videos Show Lava Still Flowing a Month After Eruption Began

14:15  18 october  2021
14:15  18 october  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcano

  Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcano Lava blocks the size of buildings falling from La Palma volcanoLA PALMA, Spain (Reuters) -Blocks of molten lava as large as three-storey buildings rolled down a hillside on the Spanish island of La Palma while a series of tremors shook the ground on Sunday three weeks after the volcanic eruption.

Drones have captured dramatic footage showing the vast extent of lava streams flowing out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma.

Stock image showing the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands erupting. Lava from the volcano now covers an area of more than 789 hectares, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. © iStock Stock image showing the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands erupting. Lava from the volcano now covers an area of more than 789 hectares, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program.

The volcano began erupting on September 19 after seismologists recorded a series of tremors. Since then, lava flows have caused widespread destruction on La Palma, which is located in the Canary Islands archipelago off the coast of northwest Africa.

Lava from La Palma volcano sparks cement factory fire, pushing 2,500 people into lockdown

  Lava from La Palma volcano sparks cement factory fire, pushing 2,500 people into lockdown Lava flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain's La Palma island sparked a fire at a cement factory Monday, leading to at least 2,500 residents to be ordered into lockdown to protect their health, a local official said. © Sergio Perez/Reuters A cement factory in Los Llanos was set ablaze by the lava. The main danger came from the gas and smoke spewing from the blaze in an industrial park in the lava's path, the official, Miguel Angel Morcuende, said at a news briefing.

The videos were captured by the Cabildo de La Palma—the island's governing body—and the Servicio de Trabajos Aéreos of the Canary Islands over the past three days.

The clips show the wide extent of the damage caused by the lava flows, which now cover an area of more than 789 hectares, according to the European Union's Copernicus satellite program.

Copernicus figures also show that more than 1,800 buildings on the island have been destroyed by lava.

One large stream of lava even reached the Atlantic Ocean on September 29, where new land was created. Another lava flow slightly further to the north is also approaching the sea, satellite imagery shows.

In one of the video clips, fresh, glowing lava can be seen flowing out of Cumbre Vieja, while the erupting volcano spews out material from its cone.

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

  Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island MADRID (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain’s National Geographic Institute said, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew fiery rivers of lava that are destroying everything in their path and dumping molten rock into the Atlantic Ocean. © Provided by Associated Press A volcano continues to erupt lava behind a shrine on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021.

On Sunday, officials said there is no sign that the volcanic eruption will be coming to an end any time soon.

"There are no signs that an end of the eruption is imminent even though this is the greatest desire of everyone," Canary Islands President Angel Víctor Torres said at a Socialist party conference in Valencia, Reuters reported.

"We are at the mercy of the volcano. It's the only one who can decide when this ends," Torres told reporters, according to the Associated Press.

Despite the widespread destruction caused by lava flows, no human injuries or deaths have been reported and much of the island has been unaffected.

But 7,000 people have had to flee their homes on La Palma, which has a population of around 85,000.

Dozens of minor earthquakes have been recorded on the island on most days over the past few weeks, while a plume of ash emanating from the volcano is several miles high.

eruptions in the Canary Islands: Several Flights Suspended at the Palma

 eruptions in the Canary Islands: Several Flights Suspended at the Palma Airport The Eups of Cumbre Vieja Hard For Soonly One Month © Miguel Calero / EFE / SIPA The Eruption of the Cumbre Vieja Volcano has been lasting for a month to the Palma, on the Canary Islands (Spain), October 14, 2021 Volcano - The Eups of Cumbre Vieja Hard for almost one month Most of the flights planned Saturday at the Palma Airport, in the Spanish archipelago Canary , were canceled due to ash cloud that escapes from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, eruption for nearly one month , according to sev

Airlines have sporadically had to cancel flights to and from the island as a result of the ash. In fact, more than 50 flights were canceled over the weekend, although the airport remains open, according to operator Aena.

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La Palma: Hundreds more evacuate to flee volcano lava .
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of people were evacuated during the night on the Spanish island of La Palma as a river of molten rock crept deeper into a coastal town during a protracted volcanic eruption, authorities said Thursday. Emergency services helped some 500 people leave their homes, the mayor of Tazacorte, Juan Miguel Rodríguez, told public broadcaster RTVE. A total of around 7,500 people have been forced to flee since the Cumbre Vieja began erupting more than a month ago. Scientists say the eruption could go on for three months.

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