Lava 'Tsunami' Gushes From La Palma Volcano

Lava flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma led to further evacuations on Thursday, October 14.

Copernicus EMS said 6,800 people had been evacuated in total, with lava covering 674 hectares. It said 1,548 buildings had been destroyed.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute posted this footage on Thursday showing what it descried as a “lava tsunami” due to the “amazing speed and overflow of the lava channel.” Credit: Involcan via Storyful

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