Fortunately, thanks to the work of local scientists and emergency services, thousands of people were evacuated ahead of time, and no deaths have yet been reported.
Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday that he expected no injuries to people in the area after some 5,000 were evacuated.
After bursting into action on Sept.
Many eruptions are minor, but occasionally a historic blast causes massive amounts of damage.
Volcanologists, watching the mountain convulse and belch noxious fumes, suspected an explosion was brewing.
The new land is claimed by the Spanish Government.