The Cumbre Vieja volcano has remained active, ejecting lava and ash onto the Spanish island of La Palma on Tuesday, October 19, a month after the initial eruptions began.
This footage filmed by the Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana (IGME) on Tuesday afternoon shows a dense column of “pinkish-brown” ash, according to IGME geologist Juana Vegas. The main eruption continues to form a “cauliflower” cloud, expelling ash toward the west side of the island, the institute wrote in a caption.
The European Union’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service said 1,956 buildings had been destroyed due to lava flows across 811.8 hectares (about 3 square miles) as of Sunday. Credit: Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana via Storyful