La Palma is one of the islands of the Spanish Canary Island archipelago. It is a volcanic ocean island that was originally formed as a seamount through underwater volcanic activity. It was formed some 3-4 million years ago along with Tenerife – the most volcanically active Canary Island. It is the most northwestern island in the archipelago.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma erupted recently, forcing some 5,000 residents into evacuation. About 100 homes have been destroyed by the volcano so far. This is the Canary Islands’ first volcanic eruption in five decades.
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