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At least 319 migrants rescued while trying to cross Atlantic Ocean in several different boats: REPORT

At least 319 migrants have been rescued while trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in several different boats, according to Spanish authorities. Emergency services on the Canary Islands reported that 24 children were among those rescued on Wednesday. But the NGO Walking Borders says that at least 18 people travelling on one of the migrants’ […]

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Cumbre Vieja Volcano: Scientists declare Spain’s La Palma eruption over after nearly 100 days of destruction

Scientists declared the eruption on Spain’s La Palma officially over on Saturday, allowing islanders to breathe a sigh of relief nearly 100 days after the Cumbre Vieja volcano began to spew out lava, rock and ash and upended the lives of thousands. After bursting into action on September 19, the volcano suddenly went quiet on […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano creates new contact with in the sea to form new delta

The lava flowing from the volcano on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma made new contact with the sea on Monday. The risk to residents of the gases that emanate from the water when the molten rock makes contact prompted the authorities to confine around 3,000 residents of the municipality of Tazacorte. The new […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano eruption claims first victim

The body of a seventy-year-old man was found on Saturday in a house located in the exclusion perimeter of Los Llanos de Aridane, in La Palma.The incident occurred when the man was cleaning his home, affected by the accumulation of ash from the volcano, which erupted on September 19.Authorities are investigating the cause of his […]

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Spain: Rock rises out of the sea as second La Palma lava flow reaches ocean

Red-hot lava tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean off Spain’s La Palma, sending up plumes of white smoke and extending a platform of volcanic rock created by earlier flows.The stream of molten rock from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which began erupting in mid-September, reached the water near the popular surf spot of Los Guirres beach just […]

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Spain: Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake shakes La Palma Island as lava streams stabilize

An Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 shook the island of La Palma on Thursday morning, where a volcanic eruption has been underway for nearly two months.According to the National Geographic Institute the earthquake took place at 3.37am in Villa de Mazo and was recorded 37 kilometers deep.This was one of the strongest earthquakes registered on the […]

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Spain: Naval vessel docks on La Palma Island to help farmers check crops and irrigation systems

The Spanish Navy vessel Castilla docked in La Palma on the Canary Islands on Saturday. The vessel’s crew will help farmers gain access to their plots that have been cut off by the lava flow. While there, naval staff will transport the farmers- with the aid of landing craft- to their farms so they can […]

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Spain: Volcanologist hopeful of La Palma eruption coming to an end

For the first time volcano experts have talked of positive signs on the island of La Palma.The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been erupting for over 45 days on La Palma in the Canary Islands. Scientists until now we’re concerned that the volcanic activity could continue for three months, but on Wednesday the island’s Volcanic Emergency […]

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Spain: La Palma observatory gets smart to fight volcano dust

La Palma’s highest point where enormous telescopes dot the rocky landscape is using smart ways to fight volcano ash.The dust from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish Canary Island can clog up machinery, scratch lenses and cause electrical interference at the state-of-the-art observatory, hampering scientific work.Most of the instruments are encased within huge […]

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Spain: Ash blankets La Palma Island, no sign of relief

A volcano in the Canary Islands that has been erupting for six weeks, has spewed a large amount of ash over the island of La Palma.Since the eruption began on 19 September, lava flows from the mouth of the volcano have covered 2,400 acres of land on the island, according to data from the European […]

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Spain: La Palma experiences 5.1 magnitude earthquake, the largest since the eruption of Cumbre Vieja volcano

La Palma has experienced the largest earthquake since the beginning of the volcano eruption, measuring 5.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale.A 24-hour monitoring volcanic surveillance network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) recorded a total of 42 earthquakes last night associated with the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.A dozen of the earthquakes measured magnitudes […]

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Spain: ‘Giant lava fountain’ continues to flow from volcano in La Palma

The Sulphur dioxide concentration west of La Palma Island has deteriorated the air quality after continuous volcanic activity, the local government said on Thursday.More than 100 earthquakes were registered by the National Geographic Institute (IGN) on Thursday.While the airspace continues to remain open, Binter airline announced on Twitter that it will only fly in daylight […]