Clouds of Ash Fired Out of La Palma's Cumbre Vieja Volcano

Powerful eruptions shot large clouds of ash and other pyroclastic material into the air above the Spanish island of La Palma on November 10, as scientists continued to monitor lava flows that once more reached coastal areas.

The volcano has erupted continuously since September 19, covering nearly 1,000 hectares (roughly 3.85 square miles) with lava, according to imagery analyzed by the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Scientists with Copernicus determined that volcanic activity claimed 2,605 buildings on La Palma as of the morning of November 9.

This footage, released by Spain’s Geological and Mining Institute (IGME), shows plumes of smoke roiling out from the volcano on Wednesday. Credit: IGME via Storyful

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