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Lava from Spanish volcano surges after crater collapse


MADRID (AP) — Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma say they are tightening their surveillance of an erupting volcano after part of the crater collapsed and unleashed a cascade of more liquid and faster-moving lava. One official said Monday that the crater was “like a dam.” Fiery molten rock poured out from a “lava lake” inside when part of its wall collapsed. The more fluid lava followed the same course as previous molten rock. It has now hardened and filled up gaps and spilled over the sides. More earthquakes also rattled the island. But officials said they were deep underground and weren’t expected to create new fissures. 

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