Canary Islands Volcano Ejects Dangerous "Lava Bombs" Weighing Half A Ton | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Canary Islands Volcano Ejects Dangerous "Lava Bombs" Weighing Half A Ton

Lava flows from Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma have been ongoing for the seventh week, which began around Sept. 19. The volcano is now spewing what scientists call "lava bombs."

At the end of October, geochemist Harri Geiger visited Cumbre Vieja and captured a video of a large molten rock known as a "lava bomb. These molten rocks are rare and don't occur with every volcano. According to the USGS, molten rocks only develop during an explosive eruption.

The one Geiger found measures 3.2 feet across with an estimated weight of half a ton. Once ejected from the volcano, these projectiles can be extremely dangerous.

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