27 Dec Largest magnitude earthquake of the eruption so far is recorded
Largest magnitude earthquake of the eruption so far is recorded
Earthquake number drops but magnitude remains >4 mbLg
Since the last communication, 71 earthquakes have been located in the area, and 7 of these earthquakes have been felt by the population. The largest quake occurred at 21:48 UTC on the 19th, with magnitude 4.8 mbLgat a depth of 39 km. This quake was widely felt throughout the island of La Palma and in some populations on the islands of La Gomera and Tenerife with intensities II and II-III. In the period considered, a total of 5 earthquakes have been located at depths around 30 km, the rest of the hypocenters of the period are located at a shallower depth, around 12 km. The volcanic tremor signal maintains a high mean amplitude, with intensifying pulses. The height of the scattering cloud measured at 08:00 UTC is estimated to be 3,500 m. The GNSS stations located further from the eruptive centres recorded a slight deflation, possibly related to the deep seismicity.