Two deep and high-magnitude earthquakes felt by residents

Two deep and high-magnitude earthquakes felt by residents

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Earthquake magnitudes, intensity, and quantity increase and deflation of the eruptive centre is observed.

Since the last statement, 101 earthquakes have been located in the area, and 7 of these earthquakes have been felt by the population. The maximum intensity was felt due to earthquakes that occurred at 11:06 and 23:57 UTC on the 17th, with magnitudes 4.0 and 4.6 (mbLg) at 35 and 36 km depth, respectively. A total of 35 earthquakes have been located at depths of 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, since the last communication. The height of the scattering cloud measured at 08:00 UTC is estimated to be 4,000 m, decreasing by 200 m from yesterday (IGN, 2021).

This video taken on the 18th of October shows visual and thermal data of the lava flow field which has inundated banana plantations and household areas. Sourced from IGME (2021).

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