- Title: Plumes of smoke rise as lava from La Palma volcano flows into the ocean
- Date: 29th September 2021
- Summary: LA PALMA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE OCEAN AS LAVA STREAM ENTERS OCEAN SPAIN'S OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE'S RESEARCH BOAT "RAMON MARGALEF" SAILING IN THE AREA WHERE LAVA ENTERED THE OCEAN PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE OCEAN AS LAVA STREAM ENTERS OCEAN "RAMON MARGALEF" BOAT IN THE AREA VARIOUS OF PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE OCEAN AS LAVA STREAM ENTERS OCEAN VARIOUS OF PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE OCEAN AS LAVA STREAM ENTERS OCEAN SMOKE NEAR HOUSES LAVA FLOWING INTO THE SEA VARIOUS OF PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE OCEAN AS LAVA STREAM ENTERS OCEAN
- Embargoed: 13th October 2021 10:32
- Keywords: Cumbre Vieja volcano La Palma volcano lava stream reaching sea smoke rising from ocean
- Location: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- City: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWRWKSN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Big plumes of smoke were seen on Wednesday (September 29) morning at the Playa Nueva area near the town of Tazacorte as lava from La Palma volcano flowed into the ocean overnight.
Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands told residents on the western coast of La Palma to seal doors and windows with tape and wet towels to ward off toxic gases spewed by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano as it reached the sea.
Incandescent lava gushing from the volcano for 10 days poured down a cliff into the sea shortly after 2300 local time (2200 GMT) on Tuesday in the Playa Nueva area near the town of Tazacorte.
As day broke, red hot lava protruded above the Atlantic Ocean waterline, sending clouds of steam and toxic gases into the sky.
The Canary Islands' emergency service urged those outdoors less than 3.5 km from the stricken area to immediately find a safe place to shelter. No injuries have been reported.
The emergency services also told people to protect their mouths and noses with a wet cloth.
Since the eruption began on Sept. 19, lava has engulfed almost 600 houses as well as banana plantations in La Palma, which neighbours Tenerife in the Canary Islands off the North African coast.
(Production: Marco Trujillo, Silvio Castellanos)
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