More than 115 earthquakes registered in the south of the island of La Palma

Something catastrophic is brewing on the island… Seismic activity is slowly moving into the southern part of the island of La Palma. This is where a giant landslide could trigger a devastating tsunami.

More than 115 earthquakes have been recorded in the last 2 days in the southern part of the island of La Palma. Twelve of them were felt by the population and four reached intensity III-IV in the epicentral zones. The strongest earthquake, with a magnitude of M3.7, occurred last night at 19:14 UTC.

There is speculation that a new volcano will appear in the south of the island.

As in previous days, the hypocenter depths are within 10-15 km, except for 6 earthquakes, which occurred at greater depths (30-36 km). This new swarm rumbles in the same area as the series of seismic tremors in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

The average amplitude of the volcanic tremor over the past two days presented different pulses, coinciding with moments of increased activity at the surface.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is erupting with even more activity after weeks of lava eruption, Spain’s National Geographic Institute (IGN) reported Sunday.

Lava from the La Palma volcano has reportedly increased the size of the island on the west coast by 30 hectares. After the eruption, lava flows poured into the Atlantic Ocean.

Volcanic activity “continues to be intense,” and a new crater was discovered Saturday, the Canary Islands government and IGN said in a joint statement.

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