The Cumbre Vieja volcano volcano erupted on the island of La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday. The resulting massive wave of lava is creeping across the island, engulfing everything in its path.
So far, 7,000 residents have evacuated. The videos below show the unstoppable liquid juggernaut. In the first video, a waterfall of lava cascades into a backyard swimming pool, causing the water to instantly vaporize. In the second video, the lava takes on the form of a caustic gray goo, covering all the buildings it encounters.
The volcano is also belching tons of sulfur dioxide gas, which is dangerous for humans to inhale. It's not clear how the residents of La Palma will be able to safely return to their homes once the eruption is over.
The Canary Islands are part of Spain, located off the coast of North Africa, and are a popular tourist destination for Europeans. The archipelago consists of seven major islands and several minor ones. The volcanic islands are part of the North African tectonic plate, which is sliding under the Eurasian plate.