They detect a slight deformation of the terrain near the cone of the La Palma volcano


Carmen López, director of the IGN Geophysical Observatory, points out to Efe that it is in no way comparable to the sudden deformation of 10 centimeters detected ten days ago, and that the scientists interpreted then as a possible indication of an increase in the lava channel or the opening or closing of some emission point.

López speaks of a fluctuation that reflects that of the eruptive dynamics and indicates that perhaps it can be corrected in a future measurement.

As with the rest of the parameters, the also spokesperson for the scientific committee of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca) asks to analyze trends, rather than stay with daily variations, unless they are especially significant, and today is not the case, at your discretion.

“One day it goes up and another, it goes down”, synthesizes Carmen López.

In the stations furthest from the eruptive center, a slight deflation of the terrain is maintained, possibly related to deep seismicity, indicates the IGN in a statement.

In it, he details that the amplitude of the volcanic tremor signal has low average levels, but with intensification pulses.

The IGN counts 54 earthquakes located in the last 24 hours, of which seven have been felt by the population, one of which has a maximum intensity IV.

The one of greater magnitude of 4.5, took place at 00:05 hours at a depth of 35 kilometers and was felt with intensity IV on the island of La Palma.

Four tremors were located at depths around 30 kilometers, and the rest of the hypocenters were around 12 kilometers.

The measurement carried out early this Friday places the height of the volcano’s ash cloud at 3,500 meters, with a south-southeast direction.

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