La Palma came erupted Sunday around 15.10 in the Natural Park Cumbre Vieja . A small earthquake preceded a large explosion that was followed by a huge plume of smoke and the expulsion of pyroclasts, as solid fragments of volcanic material are called. The eruption occurred in the Los Pelados mountain, in the Las Manchas neighborhood, in the area known as Cabeza de Vaca, within the municipality of El Paso. The Civil Guard announced late in the afternoon that 5,000 to 10,000 people will be evacuated. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez , postponed his trip to New York and flew to the Canary Islands in the afternoon to closely follow the volcanic evolution on La Palma.  

After eight days from the beginning of the episode seismic swarm , and more than 25,000 earthquakes at different depths, the earth opened and the magma looked for the exit to become lava that, for the moment, comes out at an explosive speed on a mantle of pines. 

Almost ten minutes later, the earth tore a few meters below, where lava also began to come out with great intensity.