La Palma Volcano Spews Lava and Ash Amid Renewed Eruptions

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, which began erupting on September 19, remained active more than one month after its first eruption.

Video shared on October 20, shows large smoke columns emanating from the volcano, as it spits out ash and molten rock.

A 4.8-magnitude tremor – the most powerful since the volcano’s first eruption – hit La Palma on Tuesday night, Spain’s Institute of Geosciences (CSIC-UCM) said.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) reported a new eruption at 7:45 pm local time on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to issue evacuation orders for affected areas. Credit: via Storyful

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