- Title: Rockfall in La Palma as lava is seen approaching coast
- Date: 26th September 2021
- Summary: LA PALMA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 26, 2021) (REUTERS) TIMELAPSE OF ROCKSLIDE VARIOUS OF ROCKSLIDE VARIOUS OF ROCKS ON THE COAST AFTER ROCKSLIDE BOAT NEAR ROCKS AFTER ROCKSLIDE SPANISH GUARDIA CIVIL BOAT PASSING BY, ROCKS IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF COAST VARIOUS OF LAVA NEARING HOUSES AND APPROACHING THE COAST
- Embargoed: 10th October 2021 18:47
- Keywords: La Palma volcano eruption lava stream rockfall
- Location: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- City: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA002EWCX6PZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: SHOT 2 HAS BEEN ACCELERATED TO SHOW ROCKSLIDE
Seismic activity surrounding the eruption of La Palma's volcano triggered a rockslide at a cliff near the island's Tazacorte port on Sunday (September 26).
According to Spain's National Geographical Institute (ING), a magnitude 2.6 earthquake was registered on the island and a Reuters witness said the windows of his room shook during the day.
Miguel Angel Morcuende, director of volcano response committee Pevolca, told a news conference on Sunday that new seismic events of up to 4.0 Richter could be registered in the following days.
The rockslide came as the lava stream of Cumbre Vieja volcano progressed towards the coast after several days of little movement.
Authorities have warned that as it hits the sea, the lava could create a cloud of toxic gases and possibly explosions as the molten rock cools rapidly.
Marine authorities are keeping a two-nautical-mile zone offshore closed as a precaution.
(Production: Marco Trujillo, Guillermo Martinez, Silvio Castellanos, Elena Rodriguez)
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