Lava flow thickens on La Palma after volcanic crater collapses

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By Borja Suarez and Marco Trujillo LA PALMA, Spain (Reuters) – A river of red-hot lava gushing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain’s La Palma thickened on Monday, after the north side of the crater collapsed the previous night causing spectacular explosions, but authorities ruled out further evacuations. Despite the heightened activity, the lava appeared to be following a similar trajectory to previous flows and avoiding areas that have so far been spared, Canary Islands’ regional president Angel Victor Torres said. “We had to order a few lockdowns because of the air quality, but we are not…

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