- Title: Night falls on La Palma as lava spills into sea
- Date: 29th September 2021
- Summary: LA PALMA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) BOAT IN SEA, VOLCANO ERUPTING IN BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF LAVA FLOWING INTO SEA BOAT IN SEA, LAVA FLOWING IN BACKGROUND LA PALMA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING AND LAVA FLOWING INTO SEA SMOKE RISING FROM SEA SMOKE RISING FROM VOLCANO SMOKE RISING FROM SEA SMOKE RISING FROM VOLCANO LAVA STREAM ON LAND SEEN BEHIND BUILDINGS BOAT MOVING IN SEA SMOKE RISING FROM SEA PHOTOGRAPHER ON BOARD BOAST TAKING PICTURES
- Embargoed: 13th October 2021 21:54
- Keywords: Atlantic Ocean Canary Islands Cumbre Vieja La Palma Spain eruption lava volcano
- Location: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- City: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWRXHZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A pyramid of steaming black rock emerged from the Atlantic Ocean off Spain's La Palma on Wednesday (September 29) as lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano crashed into the sea, sending up plumes of white steam.
Lava from the volcano that began erupting 10 days ago reached the ocean just before midnight on Tuesday (September 28) near the town of Tazacorte and began accumulating at the foot of a cliff until a cone of debris appeared above the waterline.
Despite fears of toxic gases, authorities said the air inland remained fine to breathe.
Although La Palma's council said the air remained "perfectly breathable," residents will not be able to leave their houses for some time.
Thousands have been evacuated from their homes since the volcano erupted on September 19 and lava has engulfed nearly 530 houses and several banana plantations.
Local airline Binter said flights to and from La Palma had restarted on Wednesday after they were cancelled last week.
(Production: Marco Trujillo, Marissa Davison)
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