EFESanta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Around 50 homes have been evacuated Thursday as a dense river of lava approaches the municipalities of Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte on the Spanish island of La Palma, where a volcanic eruption shows no signs of abating after more than a month of activity.

The red-hot magma has so far flattened over 860 hectares of land, the equivalent of 1,204 soccer fields. EFE

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