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4 Weeks On, No Sign Spanish Volcano Eruption Is Close to End

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava on La Palma.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava on La Palma.

Photographer: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

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Madrid (AP) -- There is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, four weeks after it began, officials said Sunday.

The volcano on one of the Canary Islands off northwest Africa has so far destroyed more than 1,800 buildings, mostly homes, though prompt evacuations have helped avoid casualties on the island of some 85,000 people.