Lava From La Palma's Cumbre Vieja Volcano Destroys Over 2,120 Buildings

Lava continued to spew from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma on Friday, October 22, while the molten rock flowed across more than 886 hectares (about 3.3 square miles), according to Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

The lava had destroyed more than 2,120 buildings by October 21, according to authorities. Up to 50 homes near the town of La Laguna were evacuated on October 20 as the lava flow advanced through the neighborhood, according to the local emergency service 1-1-2 Canarias. Homes and businesses in the area were swallowed by lava.

This video shows lava spewing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Friday morning. Credit: idafe.com via Storyful

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