New lava flow spews from La Palma volcano

Associated Press

Erupting Spanish volcano becomes ‘more aggressive’: officials

An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off the coast of northwest Africa blew open two more fissures in the cone on Friday that erupted lava, with authorities reporting “intense” activity in the area. The new fissures, about 15 meters (50 feet) apart, sent streaks of fiery red and orange molten rock out to sea, paralleling an earlier current that reached the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week. The volcano was “much more aggressive” nearly two weeks after the eruption on the island of La Palma, said Miguel Ángel Morcuende, technical director of the volcanic eruption emergency department of the Canary Islands.

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