Airport closes as La Palma explosion intensifies
The Spanish island of La Palma was forced to close its airport on Saturday after volcanic explosions intensified, Reuters reports.
The big picture: The volcano's cone has broken, according to footage from drones operated by the national Geographical and Mining Institute, per Reuters.
- Ash accumulation caused the airport to close and many of those with canceled flights sought to leave via ferries, causing a bottleneck at the primary port.
- So far, there have been no deaths or serious injuries.
Flashback: The volcano erupted on the southern part of the island which came after many weeks of seismic activity including a 3.8 magnitude earthquake before the explosion.