Drone Footage Captures New Vents and Lava Flows at La Palma Volcano

New vents were observed at the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma on September 24, as officials ordered expanded evacuations due to increased volcanic activity at the site.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) measured an escalation in explosive activity on Friday afternoon. The agency later confirmed that new vents emitting volcanic material had opened.

This drone footage, released by the Canary Islands’ emergency services, shows what it described as two new openings at the volcano site, along with the expulsion of lava and other volcanic material.

Citing increased dangers posed by the volcano on Friday, authorities in the Canary Islands expanded evacuation zones on La Palma. Credit: 1-1-2 Canarias via Storyful

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