- Satellite images show how the Spanish island of La Palma is spreading as lava flows from a volcano into a sea
- Lava, cooling rapidly as it hits the water, has created a 550-yard-wide outcrop less than a mile from Tzacourt
- The volcano has been erupting since September 19 and lava finally reached the Atlantic coast on Tuesday
- A new crack opened on Thursday, raising fears that the new lava flow will cause more damage to the Canary Islands
Incredible satellite images have shown how a river of lava weaving its way across the island of La Palma has created a 550-yard-wide pyramid at sea after erupting last month.
Meanwhile, a new crack opened in the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Thursday, taking a different course from the previous flow and raising fears of more destruction, while fine ash forced islanders to wear masks and goggles .
as lava from a volcano hardens when in contact with water,The Spanish Canary Islands, found in the northwest of Africa, continue to expand, Scientists have said before.
Since erupting on September 19, lava flowing from the volcano has destroyed more than 800 buildings, as well as banana plantations, roads and other infrastructure.
After rolling down the coast for about 10 days, the lava reached the sea just before midnight on Tuesday, less than a mile west of Tzacourt.
Upon reaching the water, the lava rapidly cools, attaching to the edge of the cliff and enlarging the area of the island and forming a rocky outcrop more than 546 yards wide.
Satellite photo of a lava flow following the eruption of the volcano on the island of La Palma, Spain, September 30, 2021. Lava has formed a 550-yard-wide pyramid as it has come into contact with the ocean and cooled. More damage was feared on Friday after a new crack opened in the volcano on Thursday, about 1,300 feet north of the initial eruption site.
The Spanish Canary Islands in Africa’s northwest continue to expand (pictured in a satellite image) as lava from the volcano hardens when it comes into contact with water, scientists have said