The volcano began erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma last month and has since forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes as lava poured into several towns. Lava from the volcano tore nearly 1,500 acres of land and destroyed 1,500 homes and other buildings, according to Reuters.
More than 6,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes for shelter since the initial eruption of September 19.
On Thursday, researchers from the Canary Islands Volcanic Institute, or INVOLCAN, released a video of a river of lava rushing down the volcano.
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One of our teams was able to film a veritable lava “tsunami” today. Impressive speed and overflow of the lava channel / today one of our team members was able to film a real “tsunami” of lava. Incredible speed and overflow of the lava channel. pic.twitter.com/aoKiUSJ2bX
– INVOLCAN (@involcan) October 14, 2021
“One of our teams was able to film a real lava ‘tsunami’ today. Impressive speed and overflow of the lava channel ”, INVOLCAN said in a tweet accompanying the video.
About 300 more people had to evacuate their homes as molten rock poured out of Cumbre Vieja after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Spanish island.
Authorities said they expected lava to continue flowing northwest of the volcano, according to Reuters.
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