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The famous volcano Cumbre Vieja «woke up» in the Canaries

On the island of Palma, part of the group of Canary Islands belonging to Spain, a volcanic eruption began. This is reported by the local agency EFE on its Twitter page.

"The eruption of the volcano began on Sunday afternoon at Cumbre Vieja de La Palma, in the Las Manchas area," the agency said.

Earlier it was reported that the Canar Institute of Volcanology over the past week recorded more than 20,000 earthquakes of varying strength in the area of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on this island.

The Cumbre Vieja chain of volcanoes runs from the center of the island to its southernmost part. The last time the Tenegia volcano erupted on the island was in 1971.

The island has been declared a biosphere reserve of world importance by UNESCO and is very popular among tourists.

The largest city on the island, Los Llanos de Aridane, has a population of about 21,000. Local authorities have begun to partially evacuate the local population from the vicinity of the volcano. So far, this applies to people with limited mobility.

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