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Evacuations under way as volcano on Spanish Atlantic island erupts

A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted after a week-long build-up of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for some 1,000 people.The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the eruption on Cumbre Vieja, which last erupted in 1971.Huge plumes of black-and-white smoke shot out from a point in the volcanic ridge where scientists had been closely following the accumulation of molten lava below the surface.
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