Message to U.S. Citizens – Volcano Eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands

Location:  Canary Islands, Spain

Event:  News media report volcanic eruptions have occurred in La Palma, Canary Islands. Evacuations are underway in Cabeza de Vaca and El Paraiso. There are reports of ensuing forest fires as well.

U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news and government websites for detailed information, including precautions to take and possible evacuation instructions.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid affected areas.
  • Monitor local news media and government websites.


·        U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain


·        U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain


·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        Spain Country Information

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