More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows continue slowly advancing toward the coast on September 23, 2021, after another night of intense lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands.

The height of the volcanic plume is estimated at 4.2 km (13 800 feet) above the volcano.

As of September 23, more than 320 buildings have been destroyed by lava and more than 6 000 people evacuated.

Image credit: Jonni Walker with data from Copernicus EMS, Sentinel-1

Map showing lava flows at La Palma on September 20 and 21, 2021. Credit: IGN

"This volcano eruption is not a show, it's not a film, it's not an attraction. We need help here," said Teresa, a resident of San Nicolas.

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Featured image credit: INGV


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