Eruption following intense seismic activity is believed to be five to 10 times bigger than last year's eruption, with about 20-50 cubic metres of magma spewing out per second.
When molten rock eventually meets the Atlantic Ocean, it could trigger explosions releasing toxic gas but Spain's Canary Islands authorities do not expect large disruptions on the coast on account of the lava’s speed.
Many of the homes that were destroyed were vacation homes in two ocean front communities from where residents had been evacuated a week ago.
Guatemala's western Fuego volcano violently erupted on Sunday killing at least 25 people and injuring hundreds while spewing a five mile stream of red hot lava and a plume of ash around the capital, Guatemala city.
"There are injured, burned and dead people," says National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas, adding, an undetermined number of people were missing following the violent eruption of Fuego volcano in over four decades.
Officials say cracks near the Puna Geothermal Company are active and producing lava that slowly flows into the property near Kilauea volcano – one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
A homeowner on a third-floor balcony had his leg shattered from his shin to his foot when hit by lava spatter following the eruption of Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes.
Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano threatened highways after two more fissures opened in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 19.
Hawaii officials said the decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano.
Mount Mayon, a volcano in Albay province in the coconut-growing central Bicol region, has been erupting since Saturday and the number of people fleeing their homes had more than doubled on Tuesday to about 34,000.
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