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La Palma volcano update: eruptive episode ended after almost three months

Sat, 25 Dec 2021, 21:30
21:30 PM | BY: MARTIN
Degassing activity at La Palma volcano on 19 Dec (image: INVOLCAN/twitter)
Degassing activity at La Palma volcano on 19 Dec (image: INVOLCAN/twitter)
At least 6 eruptive fissures produced the new scoria cone during the eruptive episode (image: INVOLCAN/twitter)
At least 6 eruptive fissures produced the new scoria cone during the eruptive episode (image: INVOLCAN/twitter)
The Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) volcano observatory confirmed that the activity at the volcano ended on 13 December at 22:21 local time.
The eruption that started on 19 September, lasted exactly 85 days and 8 hours.
The activity was dominated by strombolian activity and lava-fountaining episodes (paroxysm).
The low-level seismic activity continues including no signs of tremor signals although quakes are not ruled out.
The newly born basaltic scoria cone has reached 1,121 meters altitude with an estimated volume of about 200 million m3 of lava and tephra.

Previous news

Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 16:45
View of La Palma's new volcanic edifice from the Llano del Jable Astronomical Viewpoint at 11.00 am Canarian time (image: INVOLCAN / Twitter)
For 3 days, no eruptive activity has taken place, and the likelihood that the eruption is actually over is clearly increasing. The cone only shows mild degassing and no lava flows are active any more. ... Read all
Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 18:15
Scientists at the crater on La Palma today (image: INVOLCAN / Twitter)
No new activity has been reported at the eruption site since it ceased yesterday. Chances increase that the eruption is over, although this is far from certain (read below for more background). ... Read all
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