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threatens the popular Canarian holiday island La Palma threatens a nature disaster and it could come to a volcanic outbreak. © Getty Images The Vulkan Box Cumbre Vieja On the Canaries Island La Palma Currently, the earth is constantly looking up and before the Canaries - the "Cumbre Vieja" on La Palma could be a volcanic outbreak.
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La Palma, Spain (Reuters) - a volcano is eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma, the Canary Islands, sending a plume of Smoke and ash in the air and lava jets towards dwellings located in two villages.
The eruption started at 15:15 local time (14h15 GMT) in the Cumbre Vieja National Park, in the south of the island, according to the Government of the Canaries.
Just before the eruption, the authorities had evacuated about forty people with mobility problems and farm animals around the volcano.
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Spain-Volcano / (Lead 1): Lead 2-Spain-A volcano enlightening the Palma to the Canary Islands (updated with new items) La Palma, Spain, September 19 (Reuters) - a volcano was erupted on the Spanish island of La Palma in Canaries, sending lava jets and a plume of smoke and ash in the air. The eruption started at 15:15 local time (14h15 GMT) in the Cumbre Vieja National Park, in the south of the island, according to the Government of the Canaries.
Two hours later, while lava flows descended from the volcano, the municipality ordered the evacuation of four villages.
After dark, television images showed lava jets reaching hundreds of meters high, and at least three loudsolves of incandescent lava - one of them, long several hundred meters and wide of Dozens of meters, has reached a road below and started sweeping homes in the village of El Paso.
The President of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, said that 5,000 people were evacuated. No injuries were reported at the moment, he added at a press conference.
According to the AENA airport operator, flights to and out of the Canary Islands normally continued.
The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, arrived at the scene on Sunday night to talk to the local government of the measures to be adopted in the face of the situation.
"We have all the resources (necessary) and all the soldiers, citizens can rest in peace," he said.
Pedro Sanchez had indicated earlier in the day on Twitter that he had postponed his trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York to go to Palma.
The seismic activity had suddenly accelerated in recent days in the Cumbre Vieja Volcano chain and the Palma was, since then, in a warning state.
The Cumbre Vieja, one of the most active volcanic regions of the Canaries, had not known a major eruption since 1971.
(Reporting Borja Suarez and Graham Keeley; French version Matthew Protard, Blandine Hénault and Jean Terzian)
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