Volcanic eruption starts on La Palma
A volcanic eruption began at 3.15pm this afternoon (Sunday) at the Cumbre Vieja de La Palma, in the Las Manchas area, after more than a week in which thousands of earthquakes have been detected in the area. The specific point where the volcano has erupted is not populated, as confirmed by the President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres.
In the surrounding areas of Las Manchas, an enormous column of volcanic materials can already be seen from miles away
The Cumbre Vieja de La Palma is one of the most active volcanic complexes in the Canary Islands.
Two of the last three eruptions recorded on the islands have occurred here, the San Juan volcano (1949) and the Teneguía (1971).
More to follow...