La Palma volcano eruption 2021: Sep 24, lava fountains

The activity remained fairly stable until noon of 24 Sep, characterized by sustained tall (4-500 m or more) lava fountaining, generating an eruption column and ash plume that rose 2-3 km, as well as constant lava effusion from the main vent. The latter formed a channeled surface flow that traveled about 1-2 km west from the vent, while a (probably more significant) part was likely directed into lava tubes feeding the flow field further below, which continued mostly to thicken and spread laterally.
The following pictures mostly show the lava fountain and ash plume from various angles at distances from 3-8 km during the morning of 24 Sep.
Sep 24, 2021, morning: Lava fountains continue all night and a lava flow travels from the cone eastwards, here seen from El Time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sep 24, 2021, morning: Lava fountains continue all night and a lava flow travels from the cone eastw... [info]
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Tall lava fountaining at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall lava fountaining at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the early morning hours, the ash plume rising from the fountains becomes visible as a dark column. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the early morning hours, the ash plume rising from the fountains becomes visible as a dark column... [info]
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The height of the fountains is several hundred meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The height of the fountains is several hundred meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (1/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (1/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (2/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (2/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (3/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (3/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (4/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall, sustained lava fountains in the dark (4/4) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava fountain at dark seen from Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava fountain at dark seen from Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain about 400 m tall. The image taken with 200 mm on full frame at approx. 3 km distance gives a field of width of 6.7 deg approx. 300 m for the height of the frame; the fountain rose significantly higher than the frame. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain about 400 m tall. The image taken with 200 mm on full frame at approx. 3 km distance g... [info]
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Lava fountain about 400 m tall (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain about 400 m tall (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain at dawn (1/2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain at dawn (1/2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain at dawn (2/2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain at dawn (2/2) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Just before sunrise, the ash plume rising approx. 3 km needs a wide angle lens. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Just before sunrise, the ash plume rising approx. 3 km needs a wide angle lens. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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Lava fountain and ash plume at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain and ash plume at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The ash plume can be seen drifting towards the SE. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The ash plume can be seen drifting towards the SE. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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During the past days, Tajuya and El Paso aso received ash and lapilli fall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
During the past days, Tajuya and El Paso aso received ash and lapilli fall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain and ash fall in the distance (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain and ash fall in the distance (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The upper part of the fountain becomes less visible in daylight, as it is mixed with dense ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The upper part of the fountain becomes less visible in daylight, as it is mixed with dense ash. (Pho... [info]
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The lower, very fast-rising part of the fountain remains glowing red in the shady morning light. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower, very fast-rising part of the fountain remains glowing red in the shady morning light. (Ph... [info]
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The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (1/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (1/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (2/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (2/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (3/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (3/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (4/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (4/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (5/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower 250 m section of the lava fountain (5/5) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The new cone behind a ridge above the village of Tacande (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The new cone behind a ridge above the village of Tacande (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain seen from Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain seen from Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wide-angle view of the eruption column and ash plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the eruption column and ash plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunlight hitting the upper portion of the eruption plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunlight hitting the upper portion of the eruption plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lower part of the eruption column rises near vertically due to the absence of wind near the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower part of the eruption column rises near vertically due to the absence of wind near the grou... [info]
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Ash diffuses and spreads at higher altitude, turning yellow in the sunlight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash diffuses and spreads at higher altitude, turning yellow in the sunlight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash-covered roof in Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash-covered roof in Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Thorsten and Martin at work (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Thorsten and Martin at work (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An "ash tornado" forms by convection next to the eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An "ash tornado" forms by convection next to the eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption has formed in a hilly forested area above El Paraiso (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption has formed in a hilly forested area above El Paraiso (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Curtains of ash fall downwind of the fountain (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curtains of ash fall downwind of the fountain (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava flow in the area of El Paraiso village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow in the area of El Paraiso village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain behind a palm tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain behind a palm tree (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A car with heavy ash deposit on its roof (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A car with heavy ash deposit on its roof (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The front window of the car after partially cleaned from ash (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The front window of the car after partially cleaned from ash (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The black ash is millimeters to approx. 1 cm in size here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The black ash is millimeters to approx. 1 cm in size here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash-covered parking in front of the church at Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash-covered parking in front of the church at Tajuya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption seen from the north, in the outskirts of Tacande (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption seen from the north, in the outskirts of Tacande (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The area is dotted with small farms, fields for sheep and small forests. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The area is dotted with small farms, fields for sheep and small forests. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Curtains of ash falling from the eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curtains of ash falling from the eruption column (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption seen from the north (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption seen from the north (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The growing cone peaks above the silhouette of pine trees north of Tacande. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The growing cone peaks above the silhouette of pine trees north of Tacande. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dry farm land and the eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dry farm land and the eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption plume seen from a distance at El Time viewpoint at noon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption plume seen from a distance at El Time viewpoint at noon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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