Strongest earthquake yet on La Palma

Strongest earthquake yet on La Palma. image: twitter

La Palma has experienced its strongest earthquake

The Canary Island island of La Palma has today, Thursday, October 7, experienced its strongest earthquake since the Cumbre Vieja volcano started erupting 19 days ago . As reported by the National Geographic Institute, the tremor occurred at 12:17 pm local time.

It was registered at 4.3 magnitude on the Richter scale, at a depth of 35 kilometers, in the southeast region of Mazo . According to IGN, this quake was then followed by three more, registering 3.3, 3.4, and 3.3 magnitudes. These were recorded in the municipality of Fuencaliente , and at depths ranging between 12 and 14 kilometers.

A new lava stream has reached the ocean

More than 60 seismic movements have been registered on La Palma so far today. A new stream of lava has also made it to the ocean, in between Los Guirres and El Charcon . On its way to the ocean, this stream destroyed the crops at Las Hoyas.

La Bombilla is the only populated area near this new flow, located just to the south, which has already been evacuated. IGN reported, “A stream was opened to the south that has stopped a few hundred meters from the cliff, but further south there is another stream that has already descended, and is between Playa de los Guirres and El Charcon”, as reported by chainser .com .



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