Seen from Space: La Palma volcano lava flowing into Atlantic Ocean

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Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Seen from Space: La Palma volcano lava flowing into Atlantic Ocean” – below is their description.

As the lava from the volcano hardens when it comes into contact with water, the Spanish Canary Island found to the north-west of Africa is continuing to expand, scientists said earlier. Since erupting on September 19, lava flowing from the volcano has destroyed more than 800 buildings, as well as banana plantations, roads and other infrastructure. After meandering downhill to the coast for nearly 10 days, the lava reached the ocean just before midnight on Tuesday, a kilometre west of Tazacorte. On reaching the water, the lava cools rapidly, binding to the cliffside and enlarging the island’s territory and has created a rocky outcrop more than 546 yards wide. Pictured: Satellite images show the lava flow on La Palma from space.

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The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world’s oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km². It covers approximately 20 percent of Earth’s surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area.

The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west.

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