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Spain: La Palma volcano intensity remains high, new lava arm forms at coast

Volcanic activity of the erupting La Palma volcano remains high, as the seismic activity beneath the island increased in the last 24 hours, both in the number of earthquakes and in their magnitude. According to the National Geographic Institute (IGN) 1 quake of magnitude 4.3, 30 quakes between 3.0 and 3.8, and 52 quakes between […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano eruption ash cloud shuts down airport again

The airport on the Spanish island shut down again on Thursday due to ashfall from a volcano that has been erupting for almost three weeks. Scientists said the course of the eruption was unpredictable. It settled down in recent days, but the volcano in the Canary Islands continues to spew lava, and 16 earthquakes of […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano’s crater collapses, causing surge of lava

Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have tightened their surveillance of an erupting volcano, after part of the crater collapsed and unleashed a cascade of more liquid and faster-moving lava. The crater was “like a dam,” said Maria Jose Blanco, a director of the National Geographic Institute on the Canary Islands. When part […]

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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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Spanish reporter burns hand after touching lava from La Palma volcano

A Spanish reporter burned his hand after a rather reckless act when he reached the volcano Cumbre Vieja, which was just erupting, and touched the lava with his bear hands. This eruption has had a devastating impact on the population La Palma island, who evacuated hundreds of people because of the dangerous nature of the […]

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Spain: Fresh wave of Earthquakes open third vent since Cumbre Vieja crater erupted on La Palma Island

An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa blew open another fissure on its hillside Friday as authorities recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5.The new fissure is the third to crack open since the Cumbre Vieja crater erupted on La Palma island on September 19. The prompt evacuation of more than […]

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Spain: La Palma volcano eruption spills lava bigger than 25 football pitches

Lava from the erupting volcano on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands that began cascading into the ocean two days ago has already covered an area bigger than 25 football pitches, with concerns rising over worsening air quality in nearby residential areas, experts say.The newly wrought peninsula had doubled in size to 20 hectares, according […]

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Spain: La Palma ‘miracle’ house gets swallowed by erupting volcano lava

A house that miraculously survived an erupting volcano on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands for days has now been consumed by lava.The retired Danish couple who owned the house, Inge Bergedorf and Ranier Cocq, told Spanish media on Tuesday it had been swallowed by the flow.”Everything is destroyed,” Mr Cocq told the El […]

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IN PICTURES: Spain’s La Palma volcano roars back to life after 50 years

A volcano has erupted on the island of La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, sending lava shooting into the air and streaming towards nearby villages in the south of the island prompting mass evacuations.Lava is seen flowing into the sea as smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Port of Tazacorte A woman […]

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Spain classifies La Palma volcano eruption island a disaster zone

Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday, a move that will trigger financial support for the island.The government announced a first package of $12.3 million, which includes around $5 million to buy houses, with the rest to acquire furniture and essential household goods, government spokesperson Isabel Rodriguez said.More aid, including for the […]

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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 […]