Cumbre Vieja Eruption Destroys Over 2,600 Buildings on La Palma

Lava continued to flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma on Monday, November 22, more than two months after eruptions began.

This drone footage was released by the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain on Monday. Airline Binter Canarias said it suspended activity at La Palma’s airport that morning due to volcanic activity.

By November 20, lava flows covered about 1,066 hectares (about 2,634 acres) and destroyed 2,651 buildings, the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program said.

The volcano became active on September 19. Credit: Geological and Mining Institute of Spain via Storyful

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