Volcano in Spain: “before” and “after” images show the extent of the destruction of the La Palma volcano | Spain
Lava flow from the Cabeza de Vaca volcano continued to hit buildings on Monday as it descended the mountain side on the Spanish island of La Palma.
In the eight days since the start of the volcanic eruption, a wall of molten rock rising up to 12 meters in places has covered 200 hectares of land and destroyed more than 500 structures.
The above images, taken in 2020 and Thursday of last week, and shared by the island authorities of La Palma, provide a graphic illustration of how the volcanic eruption is affecting this area of the Canary Islands archipelago, located off the northwest coast of Africa.
By dragging the white vertical bar left or right with the computer mouse, it is possible to see the same area before and after the rash. The “before” image was provided by the multinational geographic information company Esri and taken in 2020 by a satellite. The “after” image, showing the same area affected by lava, was taken by a drone on Thursday.
Since then, the lava flow has continued to advance gradually. Volcanic activity intensified on Monday after a brief break in the morning.