La Palma volcano: Heavy ash forces residents inside
06 November 2021 | 5:49 am
Schools have been closed and flights canceled because of the massive amounts of ash being spewed from the Cumbre Vieja volcano. Scientists have said the eruption on the island of La Palma could last up to three months.
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21 Mar 2022
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2 May 2022
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