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Lava from volcano on La Palma reaches Atlantic


Lava flowing from a volcano in Spain's Canary Islands reached the Atlantic Ocean overnight, possibly triggering explosions and the release of toxic gas. Lava from the eruption has devoured everything in its path, destroying 589 buildings and 13 miles of roads on La Palma. For days, officials have nervously awaited the time when lava from the September 19 eruption reaches the Atlantic, but the volcano has been erratic.

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