Only 15 earthquakes were recorded in the past 24 hours

Only 15 earthquakes were recorded in the past 24 hours

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Reduced seismic activity

Strombolian activity

Since the last statement, a total of 15 earthquakes have been located on the island of La Palma, none of them felt by the population. The maximum magnitude registered is 3.4 (mbLg), corresponding to today’s earthquake at 07:04 UTC, at a depth of 39 km. The seismicity continues under the central zone of Cumbre Vieja in the same zones of previous days, most of the earthquakes (13) are located at depths between 9 and 15 km, and the rest (3) have been located at depths between 29 and 39 km. No earthquakes have been located at depths less than 9 km. The amplitude of the tremor signal remains at low levels, with a slight increase in the last hours. As in previous days, the network of permanent GNSS stations on the island does not show a clear trend in the deformation of the stations closest to the eruptive centres. In the rest of the stations, the slight deflation possibly related to deep seismicity has stabilized, except in LP01, which continues to register it. Using a calibrated image IGN estimated that at 08:45 UTC the ash cloud had a height of 1,200 masl and a south-southwest direction (IGN, 2021). The height of the cone is measured at 1,123 masl. Intense gas emissions and landslides were observed today (GVP, 2021).

This video taken on the 10th of December shows a drone reconnaissance mission to investigate cracks in the Southeast crater. In the background, you can see the ash-laden landscape and the ash plume increasing in intensity. Sourced from IGME (2021).

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