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Lava flows from a new vent in the Cumbe Vieja volcano on Spain's La Palma, Friday, October 1.

Lava flowed from a newly opened crack in the volcano, carving a different path from previous flows and raising fears of more destruction, while fine ash forced islanders to don masks and goggles.

A river of red-hot lava snaked downhill from the new fissure, which burst open late on Thursday around 400 meters to the north of the primary eruption site.

Multiple vents have opened since the volcano began erupting on September 19, but the Canaries Volcanology Institute described the latest opening as a new "focus of eruption."

(Reuters)

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