Third lava flow reaches the sea on La Palma

A third lava flow has reached the sea on the island of La Palma, bringing with it another new area of land on the island.

Officials said the new flow arrived at the Atlantic near to a lava flow from the 1949 eruption near to the village of San Juan.


La Palma Eruption


The news came as officials have said they believe this may be the beginning of the end of the longest eruption in recent history, as data shows levels of magma and the strengh of earthquakes continue to decrease.

Poor air quality on the island has also meant that schools near to the eruption site in El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, Tijarafe and Puntagorda will remain closed today.

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