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Volcano Erupts After Series of Tremors on 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 eruption was reported around 3:30 pm local time. Authorities warned residents of the increased risk and announced the temporary closure of public recreational spots and the preventive evacuation of persons with disabilities from several areas hours before the eruption. Increased seismic activity throughout the week was closely monitored by the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (Involcan). “The current earthquake swarm represents a significant change in the activity of the Kumbrevieha volcano,” it said last Sunday. On Friday, Involcan said he had recorded more than 400 earthquakes an hour. On Saturday, the agency reported a nine-day total of more than 25,000 earthquakes. Authorities urged people to “take great care” away from the area of ​​the eruption. Credit: Involcan via Storyful

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