'Breathtaking' Lava Flows Visible Overnight on La Palma

A river of lava was visible on the Spanish island of La Palma on the evening of October 18, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano showed no signs of slowing nearly a month after it began erupting.

As of Sunday, at least 1,835 structures have been destroyed by lava flows covering 789.6 hectares (about 3 square miles), according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program.

This footage, released by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), shows fast-moving lava flows near the Tacande area of La Palma on Monday evening. The institute called the eruption “breathtaking.” Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful

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