Lava Flows Advance Rapidly on La Palma

Fast-moving lava flows were visible on the Spanish island of La Palma on October 30, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued erupting nearly six weeks after it first began expulsing lava, gas and other material.

Lava flows had destroyed 2,532 buildings and covered 946.5 hectares as of Friday, the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service said. One lava flow advanced 900 meters in 24 hours, an official told El Pais.

This footage, taken on October 30 and released by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, shows a lava flow on the island. Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful

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