By Tyler Durden
The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, located off the northwestern coast of Africa, has been erupting for nearly eleven weeks with no signs of abating. Soon the eruption could be La Palma’s longest in over 500 years.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Sept. 19 and led to the evacuation of thousands of residents. For the last 75 days, the volcano has spewed lava out of fissures, unleashed plumes of ash and toxic gasses, and acid rain.
After two and a half months of non-stop volcanic eruptions, some parts of the island are unrecognizable as they’re buried in feet of ash. Entire towns and neighborhoods are entirely covered, and damage could be upwards of a billion dollars.