The 24-hour Follow-up Volcanic Surveillance Network of the National Geographic Institute (NIÑ) has registered overnight on the island of La Palma a total of 45 earthquakes with magnitudes between 0.9 and 3.2 on the Richter scale.
The largest of earthquakes, occurred at 03.26 hours, had a magnitude of 3.2 and occurred southeast of the municipality of Tazacorte. This event was felt by the population in the plains of Aridane, El Paso, Tazacorte and Mazo.
The rest of the earthquake, located mainly in Fuencaliente, occurred between 10 and 1 kilometers deep. The last of them, of 1.6, took place at 07.05 hours about 8 kilometers deep and epicenter in Fuencaliente.
The Scientific Committee of the Special Civil Protection Plan and Emergency Attention for Volcanic Risk (pevolca assembled today Saturday has recommended maintaining the volcanic traffic light in yellow in the old summit area, in the palm, since the process continues and is not ruled out that It may have a fast evolution in the short term.
Experts have indicated that as a whole remains a low seismicity, although from 03:00 UTC (04:00 in the Canary Islands) after the occurrence of an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 sense with intensity III, an intensification of seismicity has been initiated, With numerous earthquakes with events located both at depths of 6-8 km, and superficial (0-2 km).
In this scenario, the Committee considers the occurrence of greater intensity senses earthquakes, which can cause damage to buildings. They can also cause detachments of rocks in the Puerto Naos environment (from the light bulb to the rowing).
In addition, experts noted that deformations remain ongoing, maintaining the speed yesterday, being compatible with a source of surface deformation. Nor have they discarded the beginning of other observable phenomena on the surface (changes in temperature, smell and color of water, anomalous behavior of animals, etc).Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 19:47