Buildings near the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma were submerged by rivers of volcanoes early Saturday morning, intensifying the drama of the red lightning eruption.
Reuters witnesses say magma destroyed at least four buildings in the village of Callejo de la Cata.
There were 37 earthquakes on Saturday, the largest of which was 4.1, according to the Spanish National Geological Survey.
The European Commission’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service tweeted on Saturday that since the eruption of Cumbria Viza on September 19, it has destroyed nearly 1,150 buildings and submerged 480 hectares (1,190 acres) of land.
About 6,000 people have been evicted from their homes in La Palma, one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic, and it has a population of 83,000.
It was spotted near a volcanic eruption early Saturday morning. A study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in 2016 found that lightning can occur during a volcanic eruption because the collision of the ash particles creates an electric charge.
Airlines flying to the Canary Islands have been advised to load extra fuel if needed to change the course of flights or delay landing due to the ash, a spokesman for Einir, which controls navigation in Spanish airspace, said.
Spanish airline operator Ena said La Palma’s airport had been closed since Thursday due to the ash, but other airports in the archipelago remained open.
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