Earthquake Shakes La Palma as Lava Flow Continues

Spanish authorities reported that a magnitude-5 earthquake shook the island of La Palma on October 31, as lava continued to pour from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.

By October 31, lava had claimed some 975 hectares on the island, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Analyzing imagery, scientists with Copernicus determined that 2,574 buildings on La Palma have been destroyed since eruptions began on September 19.

Thermographic imagery posted by Involcan shows the lava flow on October 30. Credit: Involcan via Storyful

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