The first witness to the eruption of the volcano: The images he recorded with his mobile phone seconds after the outbreak


Sergio Sarti is an adventurer from 21 years who was touring La Palma at the moment when the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted. This young travel the islands on foot collecting garbage and at the time of the first eruption it was a few hundred meters from what has now become the main mouth of the volcano. His story is shocking:

“I saw how the ground cracked and emitted heat, I was paralyzed, I did not understand what was happening, I was not aware of what was happening Until I saw the fire, at first I only saw smoke. ”

Sergio explains that a German citizen, who was also walking there, approached him asking him to run out of there: “I don’t handle fear very well and I didn’t realize how dangerous what was happening. ”

The images that Sergio recorded with his mobile phone have become the first images of the eruption that has Spain with its breath held. These images, emitted by ‘In the spotlight’, will help scientists who study the behavior of the volcano that everyone talks about.


Source: Cuatro – Noticias de Ășltima hora, deportes, programas y series by www.cuatro.com.

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