Volcano Eruption on Spanish Island of La Palma Forcing Evacuations
© REUTERS / BORJA SUAREZLava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19, 2021
© REUTERS / BORJA SUAREZ
Earlier on Sunday, the Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN) confirmed that a volcano had started erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma.
Live from La Palma in the Canary Islands, following the eruption of the La Cumbre Vieja volcano.
The Spanish National Geographic Institute had registered seismological activity in the area for about a week before the eruption, so the authorities were able to start evacuating people with limited mobility early.
The last time the island of La Palma saw a volcanic eruption was in 1971, when one man died.
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