An ongoing volcano on the Canary Islands is causing local destruction and threatens the American East Coast with some degree of disruption as well. The volcano is called the La Palma Volcano. It has been spewing for over 2 weeks now, but there does seem to be an end in sight. Here is the latest on this developing story.
- Oct 11, 2021
Drone footage has captured blocks of red-hot magma – some of which were the size of three-storey buildings, the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining said – flowing down the hillside from La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Authorities in La Palma ordered 2,500 people into lockdown over fears of inhaling toxic gases caused by volcanic fumes.
Residents of El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane were advised by local emergency services to shut their windows, air conditioning devices and shades.
Satellites have captured stunning new images of the intensifying volcanic eruption on the Spain-owned island of La Palma as new streams of lava spilled out over the weekend.
The revitalized volcanic eruption was accompanied by boulders the size of a house rolling out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano’s crater, where part its cone collapsed on Saturday (Oct. 9), as locals reported dozens of Earth tremors up to 3.8 magnitude since Sunday. The reports signal Cumbre Vieja was still far from going to sleep.
The European Earth-observing satellite Sentinel-2 caught a glimpse on Sunday of the new lava streams that squirted out of the fiery volcano after the partial collapse of its conical crater that had formed since the beginning of the eruption on Sept. 19. The collapse freed the way for the up to 2,264 degrees Fahrenheit (1,240 degrees Celsius) hot lava to spill in new directions. A powerful sizzling stream quickly formed north of the original lava river and found a path downhill toward the…