The eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja on the Spanish island of Palma took on a new scale: the northern part of the crater collapsed, and new flows of lava poured out from there.

Earthquakes continue on the island – the volcanic eruption began a few weeks ago. About 1,000 houses were destroyed, 6,000 people were evacuated. Fields and roads are covered with a layer of ash, lava flowing into the ocean has formed a new peninsula, increasing the area of ​​Palma.

The island has been declared a disaster zone and financial aid is being sent there. The exact amount of material damage is calculated by specialists.

Scientists believe that the eruption of Cumbre Vieja could last about three months.

The consequences of the natural disaster are in the photo reportage of Gazeta.Ru.

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