The La Palma volcano hit the region with terrifying lava “explosive bombs,” producing 21 tremors.
THE VOLCANO ON THE ISLAND OF LA PALMA, SPAIN, has been pouring lava for three weeks and shows no signs of stopping, but what is the latest news from the eruption?
Rivers of lava have overtaken the Spanish island of La Palma, with spectacular images showing the red-hot eruption spreading throughout the region. At least four structures have been destroyed by magma, and powerful lightning flashes have added to the heat and spectacle of the volcanic explosion.
The volcano on Spain’s La Palma Island has been erupting for three weeks, and continuous torrents of lava are still streaming.
Homes, farms, swimming pools, highways, and industrial facilities were among the 1,186 structures damaged by the magma, according to Spanish authorities.
More than 1,200 acres of land have been consumed by the lava, according to the Canary Islands Volcanic Institute, and 6,000 people have been evacuated from their houses.
Everything in the lava’s path has been consumed.
On Saturday, a section of a volcanic cone collapsed, unleashing a torrent of blazing red-hot magma from the Cumbre Vieja ridge, which initially cracked open on September 19.
Rapidly flowing steam from this location carried away massive chunks of hardened lava.
“We cannot say that we expect the eruption that began 21 days ago to cease anytime soon,” Julio Pérez, the Canary Islands’ regional minister for security, said.
According to geologists, the magma river, which reaches temperatures of up to 1,240°C, has obliterated the last few properties in the community of Todoque.
On Sunday, there were around 21 tremors, the greatest of which had a magnitude of 3.8 and caused ground shaking in the communities of Mazo, Fuencaliente, and El Paso.
According to the Spanish national geological institute, there were 37 seismic movements on Saturday, the greatest of which measured 4.1.
“The collapse of the northern flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano has prompted the release of massive blocks of debris and the appearance of new flows that go across regions already evacuated,” Spain’s National Security Department tweeted.
“The lava has reached the industrial complex of Camino de la Gata, as well as new buildings.”
Officials on the Canary Islands have warned that the eruption will unleash “explosive bombs” of molten lava.
These deadly molten bombs have landed on structures more than a half-mile away.
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