Wednesday, October 20

Seismic activity intensifies in the south of La Palma


The 24-hour monitoring volcanic surveillance network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered a total of 18 earthquakes since the early hours of this Saturday in the south of the island of La Palma.

The largest of the earthquakes, which occurred at 10.33 am, had a magnitude of 3.6 and occurred north of Fuencaliente and at a depth of 11 kilometers. Just two minutes later, one of 3.3 was recorded in the same area and 9 kilometers deep.

In total there have been 18 earthquakes that the volcanic surveillance network has detected since 00:00 this Saturday. At 8:53 a.m. an earthquake of magnitude 2.6 was recorded just three kilometers from the surface.

The intensity of the tremors range between magnitudes 2.1 and 3.6 and depths, from kilometer to 15.

This Friday a total of 19 earthquakes were registered in La Palma, five of which registered magnitudes of 3.2, 3.4 and 3.6, with intensities of up to III-IV.



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