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La Palma volcano eruption today: possible tsunami and earthquakes | Canary Islands live updates


Headlines

Partial collapse of volcanic cone near emission vent sends surge of lava down the slopes of Cumbre Vieja

– Lava flow now covers surface area of 525 hectares

Village of Todoque north completely destroyed by lava flow

– La Palma and Tenerife North airports reopen after weekend closures

– “Kipuka” forming in wake of lava flow

– Lava forming huge delta on La Palma coast

– Delta has claimed around 40 hectares of new land from the Atlantic

Multiple earthquakes registered over past few days

– Over 1,180 buildings destroyed by the lava flow, with 6,000 people evacuated and almost 40km of roads made impassable

Useful information

Volcanologist speaks to AS about the effects of lava reaching the sea

– An overview of the active volcanoes on the Canary Islands

– When was the last volcanic eruption on the Canary Islands?

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