The volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma continues to evolve as it moves into it’s third week.
La Palma Eruption
On Saturday a fresh river of lava began flowing following the partial collapse of the northern flank of the vocanic cone. This new flow has follwed a similar path to the existing route taken by the magma, however it destroyed the last few remaining buildings which had stood since the eruption on the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Boulders up to three stories high were observed flowing down the side of the volcano, with a series of earthquakes also detected over the weekend.
21 tremors were recorded on Sunday, the largest measuring 3.8 in the villages of Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso.
Lava flows have so far destroyed 1,186 buildings following the eruption on 19 September, according to the latest data from the Canary Islands Volcanic Institute – Involcan.
6,000 people also remain evacuated from their homes due to the eruption.