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Erupting Spanish Volcano Turns ‘More Aggressive,’ Officials Say

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava on La Palma, on Oct. 1.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava on La Palma, on Oct. 1.

Photographer: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

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Los Llanos De Aridane, Canary Islands (AP) -- An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa blew open two more fissures on its cone Friday that belched forth lava, with authorities reporting “intense” activity in the area.

The new fissures, about 15 meters (50 feet) apart, sent streaks of fiery red and orange molten rock down toward the sea, parallel to an earlier flow that reached the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week.