La Palma: Lava from Spanish volcano heads towards the sea

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Giant rivers of lava are sliding slowly but relentlessly towards the sea after a volcano erupted in the Canary Islands on Sunday, destroying everything in its path.

Evacuations to help avoid casualties have been taking place on the island of La Palma, and authorities told people to stay indoors with their doors and windows closed.

Experts have warned that a large explosion of water steam could be triggered once the lava tongue, which has a temperature of more than 1,000C, makes contact with the sea.

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Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. 

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