Volcano spews lava on Galapagos island

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This Jan. 12, 2020 photo provided by Galapagos National Park shows La Cubre Volcano erupting on Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. The volcano last erupted in mid-2018 on the island that is home to a number of species, including iguanas, penguins, flightless cormorants and rats. (Galapagos National Park via AP)

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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A volcano on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos has begun erupting, spilling lava down its sides toward the sea.

Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park said the La Cumbre volcano on Fernandina island began erupting Sunday night.

The 1,476-meter (4,842-foot) volcano last erupted in mid-2018.

The island is home to a number of species, including iguanas, penguins, flightless cormorants and rats.

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