La Palma volcano, Canary Islands: lava flows enter Atlantic ocean

Wed, 29 Sep 2021, 07:41
07:41 AM | BY: T
Sea entry of the lava flow at La Palma (image: Instituto Español de Oceanografía, IEO, via Vulcana IEO @VulcanaIEO / twitter)
Sea entry of the lava flow at La Palma (image: Instituto Español de Oceanografía, IEO, via Vulcana IEO @VulcanaIEO / twitter)
VIew from El Time showing the lava flow last night (image: Eva Kubelková / @evis ka / facebook)
VIew from El Time showing the lava flow last night (image: Eva Kubelková / @evis ka / facebook)
Map of the lava flows as of yesterday morning (image: Copernicus)
Map of the lava flows as of yesterday morning (image: Copernicus)
Late last night, the lava flow reached the sea.
As the eruption continues to effuse lava at steady rate, the most advanced lava flow made rapid advance it seems during yesterday. It looks that it traveled approx. 1 km, passing north of the cinder cone of Montana Todoque to arrive and descend at the sea cliff at Playa Nueva.
The nearby coastal areas have been evacuated as the sea entry can generate acid clouds of hot steam and there is always risk of collapse of the material at the newly formed lava beach bench.

Previous news

Wed, 29 Sep 2021, 06:00
The eruption at La Palma continued during 29 September-5 October, characterized by Strombolian explosions, lava fountaining from multiple vents, lava flows, and daily ash emissions. Seismicity continued to be elevated with earthquakes located mainly 10-15 km deep (though some were 25-40 km deep) in the same area where the swarm first began on 11 September; dozens of events were felt by residents. ... Read all
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