The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is now erupting even more aggressively after weeks of overflowing lava, says Spain’s Instituto Geográfico Nacional(IGN). The volcano’s activity “continues to be intense” and a new crater was discovered on Saturday, the Canary Islands government and IGN said in a joint statement.

“It doesn’t look like it’s close to ending yet, because of the millions of cubic meters of lava that the volcano is throwing out, we’re still in the middle of this…if the lava keeps springing up in the same quantities we saw last night, the damage is going to be greater, said Canary Islands President Ángel Víctor Torres at a press conference Sunday. “We had to order a few lockdowns because of the air quality, but we are not planning to evacuate more people,” he added in an interview on Monday morning.

Source: Reuters

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