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La Palma Rocked by 4.8-Magnitude Quake as Cumbre Vieja Eruption Passes One Month Mark

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, which began erupting on September 19, was still spewing lava more than one month after its first eruption.

Timelapse footage shared by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) shows dark ash and smoke filling the sky above the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Wednesday evening, October 20.

A 4.8-magnitude tremor – the most powerful since the volcano’s first eruption – hit La Palma on Tuesday night, Spain’s Institute of Geosciences (CSIC-UCM) said.

Copernicus EMS estimated the lava flow to be more than 811 hectares (approximately 3.1 square miles) in size as of October 19. Credit: Involcan via Storyful

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