The lava that erupted from the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, ten days after the eruption, reached the Atlantic Ocean.
Experts pointed out that contact of lava with a temperature above 1,100 degrees Celsius with seawater at about 20 degrees could create a chemical reaction and release toxic gases.
Authorities in the region urged citizens to stay at least 3.5 kilometers from the place where the lava was poured into the sea.
It is further stated that lava can cause serious environmental damage as well as completely destroy the beach on which it is poured.
Local authorities and volcanologists in the region have said that despite everything the eruptions are a normal process and that there is no situation that would cause panic even if precautions are taken.
Lava from Cumbra Vieja has so far destroyed about 24 kilometers of roads on La Palma Island while 686 buildings, including 589 houses have been destroyed on more than 300 hectares of land.
The last similar volcanic eruption in Spain occurred in 1971 on the same island, when the Teneguia volcano erupted.AA
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