In the eruption, a huge cloud of steam flew into the air as the red-hot lava touched the water amid concerns of toxic gases.
The red hot lava from the eruption of the Spanish island of La Palma reached the Atlantic Ocean, 9 days after it flowed down the mountain, destroying buildings and destroying crops.
Amid concerns over the eruption and the release of toxic gas, images of huge clouds of white vapor from the Playa Nueva area can be seen as lava contact with water late Tuesday night.
The Canary Islands Volcano Institute (Involcan) said on its Twitter account, “The lava flow has reached the Playa Nueva Sea.” The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on 19 September.
The Canary Islands Emergency Service called on people living outside to find a safe place to shelter immediately.
“When the lava reaches the ocean, the lockdown has to be strictly observed,” Miguel Angel, director of the Pavolka Response Committee, said on Tuesday.
The lava from Cumbre Vieja engulfed everything in its path, including about 600 houses and 21km (13 miles) of road. According to the European Union’s Satellite Monitoring Agency, the lava now covers 258 hectares (637 acres), mostly agricultural land, including banana orchards.
No deaths or serious injuries have been reported so far after more than 6,000 people were evacuated. Three coastal villages were also locked on Monday before the lava reached the Atlantic Ocean.
Spain on Tuesday classified La Palma as a disaster zone, a move that would initiate financial assistance to the island, which is home to over 5,000,000 people and is dependent on agriculture and tourism. The airport has been closed for several days amid concerns over the risk of aircraft from volcanic ash.
The government has announced the first package of 10.5 million euros (.3 12.3 million), which includes about five million euros (5. 5.8 million) to buy a house, the rest to acquire furniture and necessary household items, government spokeswoman Isabel Rodriguez said.
He added that more aid would be sent, including rebuilding public infrastructure, once the current state of emergency was over.
One resident, who was evicted from the village of Takande de Ariba last week, has his home still standing and was happy to have his pet cats rescued.
“It’s a good feeling, a wonderful feeling,” said 755-year-old Gert Wegarel, who fled the advancing lava with his five turtles on Friday but had to leave the cats behind.
“I’m very happy because, in the end, everything went well.”