Aerial View Shows Size of New Headland Formed as La Palma Lava Meets Atlantic Ocean

Lava from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma was creating a new headland as it poured into the Atlantic on September 30, aerial footage showed.

The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) said on September 27 that the lava and saltwater would combine to create “water vapor loaded with hydrochloric acid."

This footage shows lava falling from the cliff onto the new land, described as a “lava delta” by Involcan.

La Provincia reported that the new land was over 17 hectares in area. Credit: IGME via Storyful

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