The OLI camera of NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite took a spectacular image of the lava river after the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in one of the Canary Islands.
Madrid (European News). – This infrared photo of a lava flow through the west side of La Palma was captured by NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, and its OLI camera (Land Imager).
Cumbre Vieja was opened on September 19, 2021 and the slow-moving basaltlava wall passed through the densely populated La Palma.
Nearly 400 houses were destroyed by the lava flow, which buried many kilometers of roads and consumed farmland as it climbed into ocean from the west side.
Near the coast, there are many white rectangular features that could be considered greenhouses. The darker green areas near the coast could be banana fields or crops. The volcanic column running northeast contains a mixture volcanic gases, including ash and sulfur dioxide.
According to the Institute of Volcanoes of the Canary Islands(INVOLCAN), the quiet of activity on September 27 indicated that the volcanic eruption might be receding but that the explosive activity resumed later in the day.
According to INVOLCAN experts, the current rash could continue for weeks or even months. The lava river reached the sea at the end of October 28 and formed a delta shape.
Cumbre Vieja last erupted 50 years ago. In 2011, an underwater vent located on El Hierro erupted, triggering the most recent eruption of the Canary Islands.