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La Palma volcano: Lava flows from mountain as eruption keeps island airport closed

CA, 10 Oct 2021
The volcano in La Palma, Spain, erupted for the 21st day on Saturday, laying waste to hundreds of buildings and farms and forcing the closure of the island's airport once again.

Impressive Reuters TV footage showed lava flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano towards the ocean.

A secondary lava stream from the volcano engulfed various buildings, with lightning flashing above the mountain overnight.

On Friday, seismic activity increased on the island, both in the number of earthquakes and their magnitude, according to Spain's seismic institution.

Spain's air traffic operator AENA said on Friday La Palma airport remained shut down because of ash accumulations.

Volcano response committee PEVOLCA said on Thursday the air quality in the island had worsened due to changing weather conditions, forcing to close La Palma airport.

Ash cloud disrupted air traffic on the neighbouring island of Tenerife, airport operator Aena said on Friday, a day after it closed the La Palma airport.

Tenerife's northern airport remains open and planes can safely land and take off, but several flights were cancelled or diverted to the island's southern terminal, an Aena spokesperson told Reuters.

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