Tuesday, October 19

Seismic activity continues on La Palma and a 3.9 magnitude tremor is recorded


The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered in the last hours more than thirty earthquakes, the one with the highest magnitude of 3.9 located in Villa de Mazo 38 kilometers deep, at 04.36 hours (Canary time).

La Palma volcano stream is already more than a kilometer wide in some sections

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Also in Mazo, another earthquake of magnitude 3.4 was located, 37 kilometers deep, which was felt by the population, at 5:18 a.m.

As in previous days, practically all the earthquakes have an epicenter in Mazo and Fuencaliente, although the IGN reports one in Breña Baja, of magnitude 2.8, and another in La Frontera, on the island of El Hierro, of magnitude 2 , 6.

Of the thirty earthquakes recorded in the last nine hours, ten have had a magnitude greater than 3. While their depth ranges between eight kilometers, the shallowest and 38 kilometers of the 3.9 earthquake.

The technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, wanted to launch a message of tranquility this Monday in the face of the increase in seismic activity that has been registered. He clarified that, in principle, “no other new eruptive mouth has to appear as a result of the earthquakes.”

In the press conference after Pevolca, he indicated that seismic activity has shifted to the places where earthquakes were initially detected in the days before the volcano erupted, in the Cabeza de Vaca area. In this regard, the Pevolca technical director pointed out that, although seismicity has increased slightly, the earthquakes “are occurring at deep levels of the crust, so we are not talking about surface seismicity or seismicity that may give rise to to other phenomena “.



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