After 20 days of eruptions on the island of La Palma, another part of the volcano’s cone collapsed. At stake: new lava flows.
Cumbre Veija never stops spitting its lava. A hypnotic and terrifying spectacle. The noise is muffled, and nothing can resist the columns of lava, not even the houses, devoured in a few minutes last night. A thousand of them have already been destroyed. In an attempt to limit the damage, the Spanish army has been deploying drones for a few days to collect data and 3D images of the flow.
It’s been almost a month since the volcano erupted on the island of La Palma. The lava advances a little more each day and devours everything in its path, even the electric pylons do not resist. 6000 people were evacuated, some had to flee in emergency, leaving a whole life behind them. Now, it is the ash rain that worries: the residues are encrusted everywhere. The flow that flows into the sea has already enlarged the island by around forty hectares.