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Volcano Erupts In Spanish Islands Popular With Tourists

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A volcano erupted Sunday on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands of Spain, prompting evacuations of residents and farm animals in the surrounding area, according to multiple outlets, after a week of earthquakes.

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No people have been reported injured, the islands’ president, Angel Victor Torres, told a television station, according to Reuters.

The Canary Islands are a popular tourist destination off the West African coast.

A volcano in the Cubre Vieja range on La Palma had not erupted in a half-century, Reuters reported.

Earthquakes had shaken the island in the last week, the Guardian reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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