Aerial Footage Shows Spread of La Palma's Lava Headland

The headland formed at the coast of the Spanish island of La Palma continued to grow as lava flowed from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, footage posted by Spain’s Geological and Mining Institute on November 14 shows.

Since eruptions began on September 19, lava flows have covered nearly 1,024 hectares (roughly 3.95 square miles) as of November 13, destroying 2,618 buildings, the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program observed.

The volcano claimed its first life on November 12, as a volunteer worker fell through the roof of an ash-covered building. Credit: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España via Storyful

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