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In the Canaries, lava gushing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano has reached the Atlantic Ocean

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Off the coast of Morocco, in the Spanish Canary Islands, the lava gushing from the volcano on the island of La Palma reached the Atlantic Ocean late Tuesday evening. Many fear an emanation of toxic gases.

Nine days after the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Spanish Canary Islands archipelago, lava reached the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, September 28 in the late evening, announced the Institute. Canary Islands volcanology (Involcan), confirming information from Reuters journalists.

“The lava flow reached the sea at Playa Nueva,” Involcan said on his Twitter account shortly after midnight.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on September 19, and scientists feared that contact of lava with seawater could cause explosions, waves of boiling water or even toxic clouds.

With AFP and Reuters