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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: Constant Cumbre Vieja volcano tremors stop on the Canary Island of La Palma

The Spanish volcano of Cumbre Vieja on the Canary Island of La Palma fell silent as constant tremors stopped late on Monday. Experts have cautioned this does not necessarily mean the eruption is nearing an end after 85 days. Seismic activity all but stopped around 9:00 pm local time on Monday, the Canary Islands Volcanology […]

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Spain: Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma ejects red-hot lava after new vent opens up

The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma appeared to be more active on Friday, ejecting powerful jets of lava and sending a red-hot stream gushing down its slope.Scientists and members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) were on the scene yesterday afternoon, recording and taking measurements.Authorities reported another vent had emerged as volcanic activity showed […]

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Spain: Cumbre Vieja volcanic explosions remain stable without significant changes in intensity

The Cumbre Vieja volcano eruptions on La Palma Island remain stable without significant changes in intensity.However, the explosive activity at the vents was stronger once again, producing ash plumes that rose to 8,000 ft altitude and drifting west over the ocean, while lava continues to flow towards the ocean.Sometimes, heat convection and winds create small […]

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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: 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: 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: Inner cone of La Palma volcano collapses on itself

The main cone on the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma has collapsed, triggering lava to overflow the main vent on the erupting volcano.A strong 4.8 magnitude earthquake was also recorded, with it being felt in Tenerife, El Hierro and also La Gomera.Located at a depth of 34 kilometres and with its […]