Evacuations under way as volcano on Spanish Atlantic island erupts

A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted after a week-long build-up of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for some 1,000 people. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the eruption on Cumbre Vieja, which last erupted in 1971. Huge plumes of black-and-white smoke shot out from a point in the volcanic ridge where scientists had been closely following the accumulation of molten lava below the surface.

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