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Spain: Molten lava rock forces further evacuation of area near La Palma volcano

Molten rock streamed downhill on Friday as a volcano continued to erupt on the Spanish island of La Palma, shooting sprays of lava and smoke into the air.Authorities said on Thursday that hundreds of people were removed from the area during the night as a river of molten rock crept deeper into a coastal town […]

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Spain: Mysterious ‘Team A’ rescues trapped dogs surrounded by lava

Since the beginning of the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption on 19 September, people and their pets were evacuated from the ever-growing danger zone. However, after the entire neighbourhood of Todoque vacated from, authorities used drones to monitor the situation and realized that a number of dogs were trapped on a small patch of land with […]

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Spain: Lava flowing from the volcano in La Palma has destroyed hundreds of more homes

Lava flowing from the volcano in La Palma has destroyed 1,817 buildings since the eruption began, according to the latest count on Saturday.The figure shows an increase of 269 buildings, according to a report on state television channel RTVE, citing the European earth observation system Copernicus.More evacuations have not been organised, however, the report noted.So […]

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Spain: La Palma lava stream from Cumbre Vieja volcano reaches new part of ocean

According to new images taken by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) one of the streams of lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano is approaching a new point on the coast of La Palma.This stream is flowing down the mountain of La Laguna at a speed of approximately 1.3 kilometres per hour. Having […]

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Spain: Drones drop food to dogs stranded by La Palma eruption

Several dogs lie curled up in and around a walled, ash-covered yard cut off by volcanic lava in the mountainous area of Todoque on the Spanish island of La Palma, until a drone appears in the sky to drop packages with food and water.They lift their heads to look and can be seen ambling towards […]

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Spain: La Palma Volcano’s red-hot lava eruptions engulf more buildings

Residences and other structures near the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma were engulfed by rivers of lava early on Saturday, with the drama of the red-hot eruption intensified by the spectacle of flashes of lightning.The magma destroyed at least four buildings in the village of Callejon de la Gata, Reuters reported.There were a […]

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Spanish reporter burns hand after touching lava from La Palma volcano

A Spanish reporter burned his hand after a rather reckless act when he reached the volcano Cumbre Vieja, which was just erupting, and touched the lava with his bear hands. This eruption has had a devastating impact on the population La Palma island, who evacuated hundreds of people because of the dangerous nature of the […]

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Spain: Fresh wave of Earthquakes open third vent since Cumbre Vieja crater erupted on La Palma Island

An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa blew open another fissure on its hillside Friday as authorities recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5.The new fissure is the third to crack open since the Cumbre Vieja crater erupted on La Palma island on September 19. The prompt evacuation of more than […]

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Spain classifies La Palma volcano eruption island a disaster zone

Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday, a move that will trigger financial support for the island.The government announced a first package of $12.3 million, which includes around $5 million to buy houses, with the rest to acquire furniture and essential household goods, government spokesperson Isabel Rodriguez said.More aid, including for the […]

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Spain: La Palma emergency authorities order coastal area lockdown as lava approaches Atlantic Ocean

Emergency authorities early on Monday ordered people in an area on the eastern shore of La Palma island to lock down as the lava gushing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano approaches the sea.The 1,250 Celsius degree lava may touch the Atlantic Ocean in the coming hours, likely causing explosions and send clouds of toxic gases […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano from space reveals frightening beauty of the eruption

New astronaut and satellite images of an active volcano on the island of La Palma reveal the frightening beauty of the eruption, as well as its dangerous proximity to humans.Lava began gushing out of the Cumbre Vieja crater on the island, which is located off the coast of northwestern Africa and governed by Spain on […]

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Cumbre Vieja Volcano: Ash clouds ground flights on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands

Planes have been grounded on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands due to a fresh volcanic eruption, in the first cancellation of flights since the Cumbre Vieja volcano came to life this week.New evacuations were also ordered on Friday as large explosions and new openings were reported at the volcano, which spewed […]