Lava snaking down mountainside of La Palma volcano

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Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Lava snaking down mountainside of La Palma volcano” – below is their description.

The new fissures, about 50 feet apart, sent streaks of fiery lava down the side of La Palma, running parallel to the earlier lava flow that forced evacuations and reached the ocean on Tuesday. The volcano was ‘much more aggressive,’ almost two weeks after it erupted on La Palma, said Miguel Angel Morcuende, technical director of the Canary Islands’ emergency volcano response department. Overnight, scientists recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5. The eruption was sending gas and ash up to almost 20,000 feet (6,000 metres) into the air, officials said. The prompt evacuation of more than 6,000 people since the September 19 eruption helped prevent casualties. Meanwhile, a new area of solidified lava where the molten rock is flowing into the sea extends over more than 20 hectares. Officials were monitoring air quality along the shoreline.

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