Volcano on Canary Island La Palma erupts

Spewing fountains of lava and ash, a volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands has erupted.

It sits in the Cumbre Vieja national park, and had been stable since 1971. The island had been on alert for a possible eruption for the past week - with nearby residents being advised to evacuate.

Accordingto the Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres, no injuries had been reported so far.

Credit: BBC

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