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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: 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: 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 […]

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Spain: Molten lava rock forces further evacuation of area near La Palma volcano

Molten rock streamed downhill on Friday as a volcano continued to erupt on the Spanish island of La Palma, shooting sprays of lava and smoke into the air.Authorities said on Thursday that hundreds of people were removed from the area during the night as a river of molten rock crept deeper into a coastal town […]

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Spain: La Palma Volcano’s red-hot lava eruptions engulf more buildings

Residences and other structures near the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma were engulfed by rivers of lava early on Saturday, with the drama of the red-hot eruption intensified by the spectacle of flashes of lightning.The magma destroyed at least four buildings in the village of Callejon de la Gata, Reuters reported.There were a […]