The Cumbre Vieja Volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma Erupted

24 September 2021 Current Affairs:After repeated earthquakes throughout the weekend, the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, erupted on 19 Sep 2021.

Key points:
♦ El Paso was warned to evacuate when lava began to pour from a fresh fracture in the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
♦ Since the eruption began on Sunday, more than 6,000 people have escaped lava that has buried hundreds of homes.
♦ Shortly after the new eruption vent opened, four tremors struck the island.
♦ In the area where the lava is headed, marine authorities have created a two-nautical-mile (3.7-kilometer) exclusion zone at sea.
 

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