Lava Flows From La Palma Volcano as 3.9-Magnitude Tremor Shakes Island

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma spewed lava, ash, and smoke into the air on Wednesday, October 13, 24 days after it began erupting.

The National Geographic Institute (IGN) detected around 66 fresh earth tremors in the eruption zone on Wednesday, one measuring as high as 3.9 on the Richter scale, with the ash column 3,000 meters high.

On Tuesday, between 700 and 800 people were told to evacuate from Los Llanos de Aridane as lava advanced toward the municipality, bringing the total number of people displaced by the eruption to about 6,800, according to El Pais.

This footage, taken by Involcan, shows the continued lava flow from the volcano. Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful

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