As expected for days, the lava flow, which emerges from the volcanic eruption of La Palma, reached the sea last midnight in an area of cliffs on the coast of the municipality of Tazacorte.
This video recorded from the Ángeles Alvariño ship, from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, shows how the magmatic material from the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption falls into the sea from the cliffs.
The IEO explains that the lava that has fallen into the sea has formed a kind of pyramid more than 50 meters high.
These other images show the arrival of rivers of lava into the sea at sunrise. The video was recorded from the La Punta viewpoint, in Puerto de Tazacorte.
The brutal thermal shock between the magma (about 1,000 degrees) and the ocean (about 20 degrees) has caused explosions and gases that are harmful to health, so it is advisable to close doors and windows to prevent the entry of gases from the Exterior. This video has been recorded by the Civil Guard operation present in the area.
In the sea, the lava will advance first through the intertidal zone, about two or three meters deep; then the subtidal (20 meters), and further on, a kilometer away, you will find depths of about 300 meters. The fauna and flora will die from the magma, but within a few years it will leave behind a much richer ecosystem.