Friday, August 12

Another 5.0 magnitude earthquake shakes La Palma at dawn this Thursday

La Palma continues to shake. Since midnight this Thursday, the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered about 15 earthquakes on the island, the largest of them of magnitude 5.0 and intensity IV-V located in Villa de Mazo at 3.37 hours and at a depth of 37 kilometers. It is the third earthquake of magnitude 5.0 that has occurred since the beginning of the volcanic eruption in Cumbre Vieja. The previous ones took place on October 30 and 31. The tremor has been felt with intensity by the population of La Palma and other islands in the province.

Some Twitter users have even pointed out that the shaking “felt very strong” and some have even woken up.

The tremors ranged from 2.4 to 5.0 magnitude and had intensity between III and V.

Scientists who follow the evolution of the La Palma volcano eruption have observed a small spike in seismicity at great depths and in the emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2), two of the volcanic monitoring variables that have been analyzed.