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Sunday, Oct 15, 2017
Recently, new seismic activity has started under the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which is the historical active volcano of the island (occupying its southern half). Two small earthquake swarms occurred during 8-9 and 13 Oct under the southern part of the island. ...
La Palma volcano
15 Oct 2017 (deep earthquake swarms)Typical eruption style
: effusiveLa Palma volcano eruptions
: 1677-1678 AD, 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949, and 1971
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Thu, 8 Aug 2019|
|Thu, 8 Aug 06:05 UTC||M 1.1 / 5 km||7 km||Ne Fuencaliente De La Palma.il (Spain)|
|Thu, 8 Aug 06:05 UTC||M 0.6 / 5 km||6 km||Ne Fuencaliente De La Palma.il (Spain)|
|Mon, 29 Jul 2019|
|Mon, 29 Jul 18:50 UTC||M 2.1 / 15 km||18 km||Se Fuencaliente De La Palma.il (Spain)|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019|
|Fri, 14 Jun 01:35 UTC||M 1.0 / 9 km||2 km||S El Paso.ilp (Spain)|
|Sun, 9 Jun 2019|
|Sun, 9 Jun 05:53 UTC||M 1.2 / 10 km||27 km||SE GARAF (Spain)|
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.
Volcanic cone of Los volcanes de Aridane, next of town Todoque, La Palma Isl. (Photo: WNomad)
Lava field and volcanic cones near Los Llanos, La Palma Isl. (Photo: WNomad)
Teneguia volcano, view from San Antonio v., Fuencaliente, La Palma Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Crater of San Antonio volcano, Fuencaliente, La Palma Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Lava stream through town of Fatima, Colada V. San Juan, La Palma Isl., Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
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