A new lava flow caused further havoc on the island of La Palma. The molten lava is in places as high as a three-story building, Reuters reports.
The mass, which has a temperature of around 1,000 degrees, escaped Saturday after the collapse of the north side of the volcanic cone in Cumber Vieja. The smoldering magma masses continued to flow down the side of the volcano on Sunday and were the size of three-story buildings, the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining said.
“The collapse of the northern flank of the Cumber Vieja volcano has released large masses of material and created new flows that pass through areas that had already been evacuated,” the Spanish National Security Service tweeted.
Watch live footage of the volcano below:
The last of the buildings in the village of Todok were destroyed by the flood. On Sunday, the Earth also shook 21 times. The largest earthquake measured 3.8 on the Richter scale.
Cumbre Vieja erupted nearly three weeks ago, on September 19, for the first time in 50 years. The escaping lava has since destroyed about 1,150 buildings. About 6000 people had to leave their homes. So far no one has been hurt. Damage to buildings, infrastructure and agriculture is estimated at 400 million euros.
See also: The Flemish in La Palma lost everything
Unlimited free access to Showbytes? And that can!
Sign in or create an account and never miss a thing from the stars.
“Lifelong food practitioner. Zombie geek. Explorer. Reader. Subtly charming gamer. Entrepreneur. Devoted analyst.”