La Palma has fourteen more earthquakes in the last 24 hours

2020/07/26 18:38:05 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

The seismic swarm that the island is experiencing, has continued to repeat itself during last night and this morning, registering fourteen more earth movements below the surface of the Earth's crust, in and around La Palma.

Thus, fourteen tremors were registered between 6pm on Saturday evening and 5am Sunday morning, all of them below the municipalities of Fuencaliente, Villa de Mazo, El Paso, and under the sea off the coast of Santa Cruz de La Palma.

The depths of the epicenters are between 29 and 37kms deep, except for one of those detected under the sea, which is located just 3 kilometres underwater.
Their intensities vary between 1.7 and 2.5 degrees on the Richter scale, without being felt by the public.

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The last seismic swarm recorded in the Cumbre Vieja volcano, was in February 2018 and consisted of several dozen low-magnitude earthquakes.
This swarm, as well as the previous one recorded in October 2017, was interpreted as a consequence of small magmatic intrusions from an ephemeral reservoir, located in the upper mantle at a depth of approximately 25 kilometres, towards the base of the La Palma crust at a depth around 15kms.

Involcan warn that it is probable that during the next few days, more seismic events of low magnitude will continue to be registered in Cumbre Vieja.