New vents open at Cumbre Vieja volcano, more evacuations ordered - La Palma, Canary Islands | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

New vents open at Cumbre Vieja volcano, more evacuations ordered - La Palma, Canary Islands

The magnitude of volcanic tremor at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands increased on September 24, 2021, reaching the highest intensity since the eruption began on September 19.

Two new vents have opened, producing new lava flows, with power Strombolian explosions generating impressive shock waves.

As a result, new evacuations have been ordered for Tajuya and Tacande.

"The fountaining is remarkably stable, although at times briefly interrupted by giant lava bubble explosions that eject glowing lava bombs in all directions to more than 1 000 m (3 280 feet), often showering the whole cone with red-hot lava ejecta," said Dr. Tom Pfeiffer of VolcanoDiscovery.

"Some of these produce cannon-shot loud detonations with visible shock waves that are felt in many kilometers distance."

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