More than 200 buildings have been destroyed and 6,000 people evacuated as black lava advanced toward the Atlantic Ocean following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma – one of Spain’s Canary Islands, Telecinco reported.
This footage, released by Canary Island emergency officials, shows lava creeping through a residential area near the town of Todoque.
The eruption was reported at around 3:30 pm local time on Sunday and sent smoke and lava spewing out of several fissures. Multiple government agencies responded, including the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), the local council, civil protection units, firefighters, and police. Credit: 1-1-2 Canarias via Storyful