La Palma volcano update: Strong explosions, lava flows advance at the northern and western flow field
Sun, 10 Oct 2021, 12:3312:33 PM | BY: T
Ash plume from La Palma's eruption this morning (image: Victor Melo / VolcanesDeCanarias.org)
View of the crater around noon (image: Canarias TV livestream)
Current tremor signal since yesterday (image: INGV Catania)
The eruption continues at similar levels as during the past days. Explosions have been stronger and near constant this morning, our correspondent on location reported: "Highly noisy, energetic and sustained explosions began. Vibration of soil, vehicles and windows can be felt in the entire range of more than 5-6 km" around the vents.
Earthquakes under La Palma during the past 3 days (image: IGN)
Suggested by ongoing elevated tremor, lava effusion rates remain high. New lava arms have advanced at the western fronts at the coast and the existing ocean entry as well as in the upper northern margin, where tongues of lava flows have reached the Calle Principal de Tajuya where industrial buildings are located.
Deformation of the ground has remained stable, with a weak trend of deflation in some points. Earthquakes continued to increase slowly in numbers and intensity, though. During the past 24 hours, there was 1 quake of magnitude 4.1, 50 quakes between 3.0 and 3.9, and 100 quakes between 2.0 and 2.9. The quakes remain clustered at 10-15 km depth beneath the central part of the volcano, with a few events at various locations at 35-40 km depth in the upper mantle beneath the island.