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Lava Rocks Fall from Cliff, Hit Atlantic Ocean

The La Palma volcano on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands has erupted, causing lava rocks to fall from a cliff and into the Atlantic Ocean. This video captures one such event.

The eruption of the La Palma volcano on the island Lanzarote in the Canary Islands has caused lava rocks to fall from a cliff and into the Atlantic Ocean. This video captures one such event. What looks like a flaming ball of rock hurtling towards a rocky beach is actually a piece of molten material ejected by a massive explosion that took place at 1:30 pm on Tuesday. The eruption was the first to take place along the Cumbre Vieja rift zone in 12 years, and came as a surprise to scientists since it is generally believed that La Palma is extinct. Video courtesy Javier Rodriguez / RTVE Lanzarote.

Published on Apr 18, 2013 by javierrodrigueztv

It is also reported that the eruption was preceded and accompanied by a “strong tremor,” which some interpret as signifying an earthquake. While earthquakes and volcanic eruptions may be related, they are not the same thing.

The Earth’s core is divided into multiple, independent layers. Some parts are hotter than others, and some parts are under greater pressure. These factors cause the Earth to behave well like a fluid even though it’s really made of rock! Fluid dynamics play an important role in geology because they help us understand how the world operates at an atomic level.

akes are the result of shifting rock, so they are related to geology, but not in terms of what causes them. That’s why the recent eruption on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands was preceded and accompanied by a strong tremor, which some interpret as signifying an earthquake.

But earthquakes and eruptions are not the same thing.

Tectonic plates are constantly shifting, creating faults cracks in Earth’s crust. When two tectonic plates rub against each another, like at the San Andreas fault line in California, that displacement can cause an earthquake to take place. Underwater earthquakes may result in tsunamis, landslides and volcanic eruptions.

Volcanoes are formed when the Earth’s crust pops upward from a shifting tectonic plate or from magma rising from deep below the surface of the Earth. This results in a mountain-like formation of rock poking out of the sea floor. It looks like a volcano is poking its head up out of the water, but that is not really what’s happening.

When magma molten rock rises up through the crust, it can heat up groundwater and cause an explosion along a fault line. This causes massive displacement of rocks which in turn causes earthquakes. The island Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is part of an active volcanic region that’s created by magma rising up.

That’s why the recent eruption on Lanzarote was accompanied by a tremor it wasn’t an earthquake, but rather a volcanic eruption. But there is no direct relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes because they are not the same thing! The Earth’s core is divided into multiple independent layers. Some parts are hotter than others and some parts are under greater pressure, which cause the Earth to behave well like a fluid even though it’s really made of rock! Fluid dynamics play an important role in geology because they help us understand how the world operates at an atomic level.