22 Dec Eruption begins at 14:10 UTC
Eruption begins at 14:10 UTC
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The eruption begins prompting mass evacuations
At 14:10 hours (UTC) on September 19th 2021, the eruption begins on the island of La Palma in the area of Cabeza de Vaca, in the municipality of El Paso, after intense seismic and deformation activity registered since September 11 (IGN, 2021). Two 200-m-long fissures aligned N-S opened about 200 m apart. INVOLCAN scientists observed seven vents along the fissures, which has tall fountains feeding lava flows travelling downslope to the West (GVP, 2021).