It has been more than three weeks since the Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, erupted. If it was neither dead nor injured, this eruption has already devastated 493 hectares and resulted in the evacuation of more than 6,000 people.
This Sunday, new tremors were felt near the volcano. “There were 21 seismic movements on Sunday, the largest measuring 3.8, causing the ground to shake in the villages of Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso,” said the Spanish National Geological Institute (ING).
Blocks of molten lava as large as three-story buildings then tumbled down the side of the volcano, giving rise to some extremely impressive images.
“The collapse of the northern flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano has caused the release of large blocks of material and the appearance of new flows that cross areas already evacuated,” said the Spanish national security department.