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Earthquakes under La Palma Island during Oct 2017
domingo, oct 15, 2017
Recientemente, ha comenzado nueva actividad sísmica en el volcán Cumbre Vieja, que es el volcán activo histórico de la isla (ocupando la mitad sur). Dos enjambres de pequeño terremoto ocurrieron durante 8-9 y el 13 Oct en la parte sur de la isla. ... [Leer más]

La Palma volcano

Volcán en escudo 2426 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 28.58°N / -17.84°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 15 oct 2017 (deep earthquake swarms)
Typical eruption style: effusive
Erupciones del volcán La Palma: 1677-1678 AD, 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949, and 1971
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Tue, 11 Feb 2020
Tue, 11 Feb 01:00 UTCM 0.9 / 2 km18 kmSw Tijarafe.ilp (Spain)
Tue, 11 Feb 01:00 UTCM 1.2 / 13 km18 kmSw Tijarafe.ilp (Spain)
Sat, 1 Feb 2020
Sat, 1 Feb 02:18 UTCM 1.3 / 3 km16 kmE Fuencaliente De La Palma.ilp (Spain)
Wed, 29 Jan 2020
Wed, 29 Jan 13:28 UTCM 1.3 / 10 km18 kmS Tijarafe.ilp (Spain)
Wed, 29 Jan 12:22 UTCM 1.2 / 1 km16 kmS Tijarafe.ilp (Spain)
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The 47-km-long wedge-shaped island of La Palma, the NW-most of the Canary Islands, is composed of two large volcanic centers.


The older 2426-m-high northern one is cut by the massive steep-walled Caldera Taburiente, one of several massive collapse scarps produced by edifice failure to the SW. The younger 1949-m-high Cumbre Vieja, the southern volcano, is one of the most active in the Canaries. The elongated volcano dates back to about 125,000 years ago and is oriented N-S. Eruptions during the past 7000 years have originated from the abundant cinder cones and craters along the axis of Cumbre Vieja, producing fissure-fed lava flows that descend steeply to the sea. Historical eruptions at La Palma, recorded since the 15th century, have produced mild explosive activity and lava flows that damaged populated areas. The southern tip of the island is mantled by a broad lava field produced during the 1677-1678 eruption. Lava flows also reached the sea in 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949, and 1971.

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