Volcano erupts on La Palma on Spain’s Canary Island

Volcano erupts on La Palma on Spain’s Canary Island

The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, erupted Sunday, after several earthquakes were felt over the weekend.
The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) tweeted news of the eruption at 3:24 p.m. local time (10:24 a.m. ET) and urged members of the public to stay away from the area.
In a video posted on Twitter by the institute, a large plume of smoke is seen emerging from afar.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has postponed his departure to New York for the UN General Assembly in order to travel to La Palma because of the volcanic eruption.
The island was on alert for a possible volcanic eruption after several earthquakes were felt over the weekend.

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