A volcanic eruption caused several small earthquakes on the Spanish island of La Palma, Tuesday, September 21, as rivers of lava inched their way towards the coast.
READ MORE: A volcanic eruption that started Sunday on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed at least 100 houses.
No deaths or injuries have been reported.
The eruption, the first on the Canary Islands in 50 years, sent lava and smoke spewing into the air as the lava flowed toward the sea.
In the hours before the eruption, a large increase in seismic activity around the volcano was reported.