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Strongest earthquake since volcano eruption shakes Spanish island

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands in what was the strongest on record since the volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The earthquake was one of some 60 recorded overnight, said the Spanish National Geographical Institute, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew flaming rivers of lava that destroy everything in their path and pour out rock in merger in the Atlantic Ocean. “It is certainly the most serious eruption in Europe in the last 100 years,” said Canary Islands President Ángel Víctor Torres.