Two low-magnitude earthquakes felt by the population

Two low-magnitude earthquakes felt by the population

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Continued observation of geological activity as La Palma government organises the return or relocation of the population and reduction of the exclusion zone around the eruptive centre

Data type: Geological report
Groups: Seismic activity – Earthquakes felt – Volcanic cone measurement – Degassing

Since the last geological report (25th Dec at 15:00 UTC), 47 earthquakes have been located on the island of La Palma, two of them weakly felt by the population. The magnitudes are between 0.9 and 2.8 (mbLg). 33 earthquakes have been located at depths between 10 and 19 km and 2 at depths of around 38 km. Intense degassing of the volcanic edifice can be observed. The height of the cone is measured, obtaining a value of 1,121 masl.

This video taken on the 26th of December shows a survey of the volcanic cone with sulfur deposits on the surface. Sourced from IGME (2021).

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