La Palma volcano eruption officially over after three months

La Palma volcano eruption officially over after three months
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The eruption of Cumbre Vieja on the Spanish island of La Palma has officially been declared over by local authorities, after nearly three months of intense volcanic activity that left residents bereft but no one dead.

“It lasted 85 days and 18 hours (…) today the scientific committee can say (…) the eruption is over,” announced Julio Perez the director of the volcanic emergency plan of the Canary Islands during a press conference given on Christmas Day, welcome news for island’s inhabitants.


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