Dramatic Drone Footage Shows Lava and Ash Spewing From La Palma Volcano

The main cone of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma partially collapsed on Monday, October 25, according to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, creating a new river of lava.

Lava flow from Spain’s Cumbre Vieja volcano had covered more than 906 hectares (3.5 sq. miles) of La Palma and destroyed at least 2,162 buildings by Monday, October 25, reported the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

Video released by Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España) shows lava and ash spewing from the La Palma volcano. Credit: IGME via Storyful

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