Cumbre Vieja Volcano Ejects Columns of Lava and Smoke Into Evening Sky

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma continued to spew lava on Wednesday, October 20, more than one month after its first eruption.

This footage released by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, which said it was taken at 7:45 pm local time on Wednesday, shows a stream of lava erupting against a dark smoke plume.

A 4.8-magnitude tremor – the most powerful since the volcano’s first eruption – hit La Palma on Tuesday night, Spain’s Institute of Geosciences said.

Copernicus Emergency Management Service estimated the lava flow to be more than 811 hectares (approximately 3.1 square miles) in size as of Tuesday. Credit: Canary Islands Volcanology Institute via Storyful

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