Cumbre Vieja: the great volcanic eruption of La Palma

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: La Vanguardia

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 24/09/2021

Credit: Jordi Canyissà, Pablo González, Mario Chaparro, Natalia Palazón y Anna Belil.


Jordi Canyissà: Journalist

Pablo González Pellicer: Visual journalist

Mario Chaparro: Visual journalist

Natalia Palazón: Visual journalist

Anna Belil: Visual journalist

Project description:

After more than 50 years, a new volcanic eruption shakes this island of the Canary archipelago. The lava flow has already covered more than 150 hectares and engulfed more than 320 homes.

Impact reached:

the piece was well received by the audience.

Techniques/technologies used:

The geopositioned information of the earthquakes and the distribution of the lava on the surface offered by various official sources was used and the sequence was stretched through google earth studio to explain the entire process of tremors until the subsequent eruption and exit of magama. Everything was edited in after effects and rendered in mp4 pieces on scrolling on a google amp html page.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The most complex part was the recollection of all the updated datasets and their rearrangement to complete the sequence of events from the beginning.

What can others learn from this project?

It is an example of visual breaking news coverage.

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