La Palma volcano: a second lava flow will reach the sea soon

Published on October 19, 2021
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Image source: INVOLCAN (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias / Canary Islands Volcanology Institute)

According to David Calvo, the spokesperson for the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), in a declaration for EFE today, the second lava flow will reach the sea in just a few hours, as the eruption continues at a fast pace.

One month after the start of the volcanic eruption in the Cumbre Vieja mountain system, David Calvo has indicated that a lot of lava material has reached the second flow during the night, so it advances in an accelerated manner, and it's currently located at about 30 meters from the cliff, in Tazacorte. 

David Calvo also mentioned that it is very likely that new evacuations will be necessary.

Scary, yet impressive view of the eruption on La Palma, in the vicinity of Tacande

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