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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: Mysterious ‘Team A’ rescues trapped dogs surrounded by lava

Since the beginning of the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption on 19 September, people and their pets were evacuated from the ever-growing danger zone. However, after the entire neighbourhood of Todoque vacated from, authorities used drones to monitor the situation and realized that a number of dogs were trapped on a small patch of land with […]

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Spain: Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma has showed “no signs” of slowing down

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has shown “no signs” of slowing down according to local officials.The volcano, which is on the Canary Island of La Palma, began erupting on the 19 September, pouring out rivers of lava and huge clouds of ash.It’s destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on the island, and around 7,000 people have had to […]

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Pedro Sanchez: Spanish PM pledges to criminalise prostitution in the country

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has pledged to criminalise prostitution in the country. Speaking to supporters at the end of his Socialist Party’s three-day congress in Valencia, Mr Sanchez said that the practice “enslaves” women. Prostitution was decriminalised in Spain in 1995 and in 2016 the UN estimated the country’s prostitution industry was worth $4.2 […]

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Spain: Lava flowing from the volcano in La Palma has destroyed hundreds of more homes

Lava flowing from the volcano in La Palma has destroyed 1,817 buildings since the eruption began, according to the latest count on Saturday.The figure shows an increase of 269 buildings, according to a report on state television channel RTVE, citing the European earth observation system Copernicus.More evacuations have not been organised, however, the report noted.So […]

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Spain: La Palma lava stream from Cumbre Vieja volcano reaches new part of ocean

According to new images taken by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) one of the streams of lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano is approaching a new point on the coast of La Palma.This stream is flowing down the mountain of La Laguna at a speed of approximately 1.3 kilometres per hour. Having […]

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Spain: Drones drop food to dogs stranded by La Palma eruption

Several dogs lie curled up in and around a walled, ash-covered yard cut off by volcanic lava in the mountainous area of Todoque on the Spanish island of La Palma, until a drone appears in the sky to drop packages with food and water.They lift their heads to look and can be seen ambling towards […]

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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 cone the size of three-story building collapses

Blocks of molten lava as large as three-story buildings rolled down a hillside on the Spanish island of La Palma while a series of tremors shook the ground on Sunday three weeks after the volcanic eruption.There were 21 seismic movements on Sunday, with the largest measuring 3.8, the Spanish National Geological Institute (ING) said, shaking […]

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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 […]

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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 […]