Some see a spectacle we see disaster. We hope that the residents of La Palma get the response support they deserve.
An erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has blown open a third fissure – sending a fresh river of lava down the mountainside.
It came as authorities recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5 on the island of La Palma on Friday.
They are now waiting to see whether lava from the new fissure – which burst open around 400m to the north of original eruption site – will join the main flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano range, which has reached the Atlantic Ocean.
Please view the stunning pictures taken by a friend of NCG. We have not responded to Volcanic incidents before however with these activities on the increase we will need to consider preparedness if ever asks to respond.
What is a volcano
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. On Earth, volcanoes are most often found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging, and most are found underwater.