One month after erupting for the first time on Sept. 19, lava and ash continued to spew, now from four active vents on La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano on Tuesday.
Streams of red-hot lava have engulfed almost 800 hectares of land, destroying about 2,000 buildings and many banana plantations since the eruption started. More than 6,000 people have had to leave their homes.
The volcano has produced a constant rumble and roar, with dozens of minor earthquakes most days, and has covered a wide area with volcanic ash. The ash plume is several kilometres high.
The president of the Canary Islands, Angel Víctor Torres, said on Sunday there is no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption, while volcanologists have said they cannot predict how long the volcano will keep expelling molten magma.
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