More than ten days after the start of the eruption of Cumbre Vieja, a new lava flow formed on the volcano and several earthquakes were felt on the island of La Palma.
Intense activity in the volcano
The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma is still subject to intense activity, as evidenced by drone footage taken above the crater. We can also see the extent of the path taken by the lava and its ravages, especially on the banana plantations.
According to the National Geographical Institute of Spain, several deep tremors were again felt during the night of Thursday to Friday on the Canary Island and a new flow of very liquid lava appeared reinforcing the concerns of the local population, so that several hundred buildings have already been destroyed and more than 6,000 people evacuated.
A peninsula has formed on the ocean
In addition, torrents of lava continue to flow into the Atlantic Ocean, releasing toxic gases that the wind seems to push mainly out to sea.
This lava of more than 1000 degrees, which solidified on contact with water, began to form a peninsula on the ocean. For scientists, this new land will ultimately have a beneficial effect, because it will be colonized by many species.