La Palma volcano update: Spectacular video showing lava arriving at vent and disappearing in tube

A spectacular drone video of the eruption taken by staff from the National Geographic Institute (IGN, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España) was published today.

It shows how the largely degassed magma arrives at the lower vent to form a small lava lake and then takes its way into a lava tube:
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This explains why seemingly not too much lava is being erupted, although the contrary is true. It is estimated that around 66 cubic meters of lava per second are being erupted, an extremely high value for a volcanic flank eruption like the current one on La Palma.


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