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La Palma volcano update: Quakes at La Palma are NOT artificial!

Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 23:27
23:27 PM | BY: T
Quakes on La Palma apparently arranged on a grid - this is due to the rounding of latitude / longitude values (image: EMSC)
Quakes on La Palma apparently arranged on a grid - this is due to the rounding of latitude / longitude values (image: EMSC)
Unfortunately, there are currently articles going around in the net that misinterpret plotted quake epicenter data for recent quakes at La Palma. One should understand that reported quake locations are necessarily rounded values and if plotted on maps, are arranged on a grid, reflecting simply the margin of error of measurements, normally the size of the last digit after the decimal - if rounded to 2 digits in latitude / longitude, it is an approx. 1 km resolution in this case.
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Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 22:20

La Palma volcano update:

Lava fountaing from the summit vent at La Palma this evening (image: kimedia.es live cam)
Activity is intense this evening. You can follow it live on the kimedia webcam. ... Read all
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La Palma volcano
shield volcano 2426 m
Canary Islands, 28.58°N / -17.84°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) La Palma volcano eruptions:
2021 (Sep - ongoing), 1971, 1949, 1712, 1677-1678, 1646, 1585
Typical eruption style
effusive

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