La Palma registers an earthquake 4.9 degrees, the largest since the seismic swarm began prior to the eruption


Rapid advance, last Thursday, of the La Palma volcano wash.
CSIC

The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has located on the afternoon of this Saturday, October 23, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake in Villa de Mazo at a depth of 38 kilometers and that has been felt by the population.

It is the largest earthquake since the seismic swarm began which preceded the volcanic eruption of La Palma and during this.

This earthquake occurred at 4:34 p.m. and for the moment the intensity has not been assigned, in the absence of comparing the points where it has been felt and with what force.

Since the first hour an earthquake of magnitude 4.3 was recorded, the IGN has located 30, of which a dozen have exceeded magnitude 3.

The scientific committee of Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca) has been warning for several days of the possibility of earthquakes of intensity VI, considered “slightly harmful”.

In these cases, small objects can fall, furniture can move and sometimes plates and glasses can break, as well as damage of various degrees to buildings.

At the moment there has been no tremor of intensity VI on La Palma. The maximum has been V.

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