La Palma volcano update: No significant changes over night, intensity of eruption decreases

Wed, 6 Oct 2021, 09:33
09:33 AM | BY: T
View of the eruption on La Palma this morning (image: Canarias TV live stream)
View of the eruption on La Palma this morning (image: Canarias TV live stream)
Depth vs time of quakes under La Palma
Depth vs time of quakes under La Palma
Deformation from LP03 station (IGN)
Deformation from LP03 station (IGN)
The activity continues more or less at the same level as described last night. Pulsating lava fountaining with strong ash emissions occur from the main vent at the summit crater, while lava effusion is visible from the lower vent.
The lava flow field has not changed much. Earthquakes have been less frequent during the past 24 hours, and there is now a trend of deflation, which could mean that the magma chamber pressure finally started to sink.
Overall, the intensity of the eruption has been slowly decreasing, although this can of course change again. But at least, these are reasons to hope for the people living in the area that the eruption might be calming down sooner than later.

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