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La Palma registers an earthquake of 4.6, the greatest magnitude since the beginning of the eruption

Cumbre Vieja volcano launches lava, ash and smoke in La Palma

A total of 36 earthquakes have been recorded on the island of La Palma since last night, one of them recorded in Mazo at 4.6, the largest since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano began nearly a month ago.

According to information from the Spanish National Geographic Institute (IGN), this earthquake magnitude 4.6 was recorded at a depth of 37 kilometers at 04:41. Several hours later, at 6:07 am, there was another earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 in the same area and depth. The remaining earthquakes ranged between 3.1 and 2.3 degrees in magnitude.

According to the IGN, in Mazo 14 movements were recorded and in Fuencaliente 22. Two earthquakes were located in Tenerife, one with magnitude 1 in Santiago del Teide and at a depth of five kilometers; and another in Guía de Isora of 1.7 at a depth of four kilometers.

the volcano Cumbre Vieja it erupted on 19 September, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from the affected areas. Seismic activity has increased and dozens of earthquakes have been recorded in La Palma.

According to the newspaper The world, this friday, it opened a new eruptive mouth in the volcano, southeast of the main cone, it is emitting ash and pyroclasts.

The technical director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Rubén Fernández, said in statements to Canaria Television, that it is a “normal process” within the “complex eruptive process”, having therefore sent a message of tranquility to the population.

The Spanish island, which has about 85,000 inhabitants, is currently experiencing the third volcanic eruption in a century, after the San Juan volcano in 1949 and the Teneguía in 1971.

An sulfur dioxide cloud emitted by the eruption hit the Iberian Peninsula this week, reported the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

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