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New fissures open on Spanish volcano amid ‘intense’ activity

Mandatory credit: Exclusive video courtesy of TV Canaria An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa blew open two more fissures on its cone that belched forth lava, with authorities reporting “intense” activity in the area. The new fissures, about 15 metres apart, sent streaks of fiery red and orange molten rock down towards the sea, parallel to an earlier flow that reached the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week.

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