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A month on, lava still spews from La Palma volcano

Streams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1,833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on September 19.

About 7,000 people have been evacuated from their homes on the island, which has about 83,000 inhabitants and forms part of the Canary Islands archipelago off northwestern Africa.

Last week, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute said. Since before the eruption, tremors were registered constantly in La Palma.

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