Watch live: Cumbre Vieja volcano erupting on La Palma
DW, 05 Oct 2021
La Palma volcano lava enters ocean, prompting fears of poisonous gas: The magma has already released deadly fumes as it flowed through plastic farming tarpaulins and fertilizer on the Spanish island. Residents have been told to stay at home with their windows closed.
Lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands has reached the sea, Spanish volcanologists said late on Tuesday. They warned that toxic gases could be released as the magma hits the seawater. An exclusion zone covering 2 nautical miles has been declared around the area where the lava hit the coast. Authorities have asked residents outside of the zone to remain at home with their windows and doors closed.
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