La Palma Volcano Eruption Illuminates Night Sky Over Canary Islands

A volcano erupted on La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, on Sunday, September 19, forcing evacuations as lava encroached on the town.

The eruption at the Cumbre Vieja volcano was reported around 3:30 pm local time on Sunday, prompting response from local government, firefighters, civil protection, and the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan).

This video taken by Instagram user @isaelperp, who said she took it in the early hours of September 20, shows the eruption. Credit: @isaelperp via Storyful

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