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Spain: La Palma volcano spills lava in a new river evacuating hundreds more after strong earthquake

Hundreds of people on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands on Wednesday woke up fearing for their homes and property after a new river of lava from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on its way toward the Atlantic Ocean.Island authorities ordered the evacuation of about 800 people from the coastal town of […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano turns ‘much more aggressive’ after two new vents open up

A volcano which has been erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma for two weeks has blown open two new fissures, sending more molten lava streaming towards the sea, as authorities warned that activity in the area was becoming “much more aggressive”.The new vents, about 15 metres apart, have sent streaks of fiery red […]

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Spain: Lava from La Palma volcano reaches the Atlantic Ocean

Red-hot lava from a volcano that devastated the Spanish island of La Palma reached the Atlantic Ocean late on Tuesday evening, nine days after it started to flow down the mountains, wrecking buildings and destroying crops. Clouds of white steam was seen billowing up from the Playa Nueva area. Officials had warned of possible explosions […]

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Spain: La Palma emergency authorities order coastal area lockdown as lava approaches Atlantic Ocean

Emergency authorities early on Monday ordered people in an area on the eastern shore of La Palma island to lock down as the lava gushing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano approaches the sea.The 1,250 Celsius degree lava may touch the Atlantic Ocean in the coming hours, likely causing explosions and send clouds of toxic gases […]