Drone video shows range of La Palma lava delta


An aerial shot of lava that jumped into the Atlantic Ocean from a volcano on La Palma, Spain. Still images from real-time camera footage released by AP. (Spanish Mining and Geology Institute via AP / Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

An aerial image taken on Tuesday by a geologist studying the volcanoes of La Palma, Spain, showed the extent of the recently created new lava delta.

The third lava flow to reach the Atlantic Ocean first fell from a cliff into the sea on Monday.

The Spanish Institute of Mining and Geology, which filmed the video, said that the amount of lava that interacts with the sea has decreased, resulting in a decrease in the amount of steam released.

La Palma is home to about 85,000 people, but most of the island is unaffected by the eruption.

The threat from the lava river has displaced more than 7,000 people from their homes.

The melted rock covered more than 997 hectares (2,463 acres) and crushed or damaged more than 2,200 buildings.

Associated Press