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Canary Island’s Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts

Desiree Martin, AFP

Posted at Sep 20 2021 09:28 AM | Updated as of Sep 20 2021 10:00 AM

Mount Cumbre Vieja in Canary Island erupts

Lava flows approach houses as Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts in El Paso, spewing out columns of smoke, ash and lava as seen from Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary island of La Palma, on Sunday. The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands today, spewing out lava, ash and a huge column of smoke after days of increased seismic activity, sparking evacuations of people living nearby, authorities said. Cumbre Vieja straddles a ridge in the south of La Palma island and has erupted twice in the 20th century, first in 1949 then again in 1971.