La Palma volcano eruption 2021:5 Oct - lava fountains

During 5 Oct, activity remained essentially unchanged, but little wind caused lots of ash and dust being in the air in nearby areas. Lava fountaining was reduced compared to earlier on, although ash emissions remained significant and lava flows continued to advance at various fronts.
5 Oct 2021. On my last evening on the island this time, the ash column rose vertically then started to lean towards the southwest in the gentle trade wind regime. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
5 Oct 2021. On my last evening on the island this time, the ash column rose vertically then started ... [info]
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Lava fountain from the summit vent, no longer nearly as high as observed on other days. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain from the summit vent, no longer nearly as high as observed on other days. (Photo: Tom ... [info]
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Lava fountain illuminating the ash and steam clouds around it (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain illuminating the ash and steam clouds around it (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The vents inside the cone are aligned in a row, each having formed a small crater around it. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The vents inside the cone are aligned in a row, each having formed a small crater around it. (Photo:... [info]
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View from Tajuya towards the active cone and lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from Tajuya towards the active cone and lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The northern lava flow remained very active forming a surface channel about 2 km long, and brightly illuminating the area between the vents near El Paraiso and Todoque. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The northern lava flow remained very active forming a surface channel about 2 km long, and brightly ... [info]
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