Main Cone of Cumbre Vieja Volcano Collapses in La Palma

The main cone of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma partially collapsed on Monday, October 25, according to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, creating a new river of lava.

Lava flow from Spain’s Cumbre Vieja volcano had covered more than 906 hectares (3.5 sq. miles) of La Palma and destroyed at least 2,162 buildings by Monday, October 25, reported the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

Aerial footage from the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute shows lava flow from the cone collapse. Credit: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute via Storyful

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