Swathes of La Palma are swimming in volcanic ash. It’s everywhere, on the roads, covering cars and buildings and in your clothes, and probably lungs. The roar of the volcano can be heard for miles. It is thunderous and menacing. The lava is spewing from the crater, burning everything in its path, utterly consuming anything in its way. A funnel of thick black smoke is twirling into the sky. The ash weighs heavily in the air. It is meant to be 26C and sunny but the volcano has other plans. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player La Palma volcano spews rivers of lava It has turned into something of a spectacle. People have travelled from miles away to come and see it despite advice to steer clear. According to the latest estimates the area affected by lava covers 140.44 hectares, with a front of 600m. Advertisement Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Dramatic drone footage shows volcano damage Locals watch on in horror but are also impressed. They are almost in a daze, many do not remember the 1971 eruption and are shocked at the devastation. Sunday’s eruption saw the mass evacuation… Read full this story
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