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Authorities Evacuate Animals as Volcanic Explosions on La Palma Continue

Additional evacuations were ordered on La Palma in the Canary Islands on September 24, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano blew open new vents that spewed lava and other material onto the island.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) measured an increase in explosive activity on Friday afternoon. The agency later confirmed that new vents emitting volcanic material had opened.

Citing increased dangers posed by the volcano on Friday, authorities in the Canary Islands expanded evacuation zones on La Palma.

This footage, released by Spain’s Guardia Civil on Friday, shows a member of the force carrying a goat in his arms during evacuation operations. Credit: Guardia Civil via Storyful

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