La Palma volcano eruption update: strongest-so-far quake hits at magnitude 4.4

Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 14:57
14:57 PM | BY: T
Seismic trace of TBT station of the quake (black peak; image: IGN)
Seismic trace of TBT station of the quake (black peak; image: IGN)
Location of this afternoon's 4.4 quake on La Palma
Location of this afternoon's 4.4 quake on La Palma
The strongest so far earthquake, at magnitude 4.4, hit the island this afternoon at 3.33 p.m. about 20 minutes ago. Its location was at approx. 36 km depth under the central part of Cumbre Vieja volcano.
The tremor was widely felt on the island. Other than this, seismic activity has remained at similar levels as yesterday. During the past 24 hours, there were 19 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 47 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. Smaller quakes - certainly there are hundreds of such - can currently not be detected as they are hidden in the strong volcanic tremor.

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