La Palma volcano update: Eruption now dominantly effusive

Sat, 16 Oct 2021, 05:25
05:25 AM | BY: T
Lava flows from the cone at La Palma this morning (image: live stream)
Lava flows from the cone at La Palma this morning (image: live stream)
Explosive activity, the lava fountaining in particular, has decreased a lot and often is absent. The eruption has "switched" to be dominantly effusive; this could mean that the magma richest in gas, usually at the top of a magma batch in the reservoir and erupted first, has been exhausted by now.

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