The Madrid (AP) -magnitude 4.5 quake was the strongest quake recorded since the volcanic eruption began 26 days ago on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain, officials said Thursday.
According to the National Institute of Geography of Spain, the quake was one of about 60 quakes recorded overnight, with Cumbre Vieja volcano continuing to erupt a fiery river of lava, destroying all of its flow and lava. Was dumped in the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the Lapalma government, the flow of lava from the three rivers stretched for 1.7 kilometers (about a mile).
Most of La Palma is unaffected, officials say, but hard, black lava covers 640 hectares (1,580 acres) to the west of the island.
Lava has partially or completely destroyed more than 1,500 buildings, but rapid evacuation has so far avoided casualties. Over 6,000 people had to abandon their homes.
La Palma is part of the Canary Islands of Spain, an Atlantic archipelago off northwestern Africa, whose economy relies on tourism and canary plantain cultivation.
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