Canary Islands earthquakes

Updated: 10/24/2017 10:44:13 PM
Experts investigating recent tremors - which saw nearly 400 mini earthquakes in 15 hours over the weekend - found the earth has lifted up to 3.5cm in the past year.
And, after four days of inactivity, La Palma recorded another tremor overnight when a 1.9 magnitude quake was felt nine kilometres deep.
There are increasing fears such tremors could spark an eruption from the La Palma earthquake.
Meanwhile, Involcan scientists are set to oversee the chemical and isotopic composition of the gases emanating from a nearby stream ‘Dos Aguas’ at La Caldera de Taburiente every week.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 10/21/2017 8:54:55 AM
Hundreds of mini earthquakes in 48 hours were recorded on the island sparking large tremors coming from the active volcano.
Based on figures collected by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, reported the ground had risen by 1cm in the south and 3.5cm upwards over the past year.
However, the organisation warned the results were still preliminary and subject to review.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 10/20/2017 1:24:19 PM
The huge spike in activity beneath the surface has seen red-hot magma lift the ground of La Palma.
Experts investigating recent tremors - which saw nearly 352 mini earthquakes in 15 hours over the weekend - found the earth has lifted up to 3.5cm in the past year.
And, after four days of inactivity, La Palma recorded another tremor overnight when a 1.9 magnitude quake was felt nine kilometres deep.
Fears continue such tremors could spark an eruption from the La Palma earthquake - known as Cumbre Viega.
Source: DORRIS

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017

La Palma was rocked by more than 40 seismic movements of low magnitude and intensity between 1.5 and 2.7 on the Richter scale, according to the data of the National Geographic Institute.
The biggest earthquake, recorded at around 1pm on Saturday, had a magnitude of 2.7 and took place in the area of the Natural Park Cumbre Vieja, 28 kilometres deep.
The second largest quake, of 2.6, took place at 1.23pm on Sunday in the same area, while the third quake erupted at midnight on Monday, reaching a magnitude of 2.1, according to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan).
The earthquakes from the huge Cumbre Vieja volcano have sparked panic across the Canary Islands, with volcano experts pulled in to examine the unusual seismic activity.
Source: DORRIS

Canary Islands earthquakes Facts

Power: 2.7
Affected Area: 100 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Geo
Response: Monitor
Severity: Unknown
Urgency: Expected
Certainty: Possible

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