Multiple Columns of Ash Erupt From Cumbre Vieja Volcano on La Palma

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has remained active, ejecting lava and ash onto the Spanish island of La Palma on Tuesday, October 19, a month after the initial eruptions began.

This footage filmed by the Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana (IGME) on Tuesday afternoon shows a dense column of “pinkish-brown” ash, according to IGME geologist Juana Vegas. The main eruption continues to form a “cauliflower” cloud, expelling ash toward the west side of the island, the institute wrote in a caption.

The European Union’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service said 1,956 buildings had been destroyed due to lava flows across 811.8 hectares (about 3 square miles) as of Sunday. Credit: Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana via Storyful

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