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Aerial images show volcanic eruptions on the Spanish island of La Palma

A volcano erupted in La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, on Sunday, September 19, after seismologists recorded a series of tremors, the strongest measuring a magnitude of 4.2 earlier on Sunday. The rash was reported around 3:30 p.m. local time. Aerial images captured by Spain’s ecology ministry show smoke and lava rising from the eruption site. Officials urged people to stay away from the area of ​​the eruption and “use extreme caution.” monitored by the Canary Islands Institute of Volcanology (Involcan), which said earlier Sunday that “the current seismic swarm represents a significant change in the activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano”. only one hour; On Saturday, the agency reported a nine-day total of more than 25,000 earthquakes. Authorities had warned residents of the increased risk and in the hours leading up to the eruption announced the temporary closure of public recreation areas and the preventive evacuation of people with disabilities from several areas. . Credit: @mitecogob via Storyful