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zo, 15 okt 2017, 22:49
Earthquakes under La Palma Island during Oct 2017
Recently, new seismic activity has started under the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which is the historical active volcano of the island (occupying its southern half). Two small earthquake swarms occurred during 8-9 and 13 Oct under the southern part of the island. ... Lees alle
 

La Palma vulkaan

schildvulkaan 2426 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 28.58°N / -17.84°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 15 Oct 2017 (deep earthquake swarms)

The 47-km-long wedge-shaped island of La Palma, the NW-most of the Canary Islands, is composed of two large volcanic centers.

Typical eruption style: uitbundig
La Palma vulkaanuitbarstingen: 1677-1678 AD, 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949, and 1971

Laatste aardbevingen in de omgeving

TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 (GMT)
28 Nov 2020 06:27:08 GMT
0.9

11 km - More
21 kmSW SAN ANDRÉS Y SAUCES.ILP, Spain
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 (GMT)
24 Nov 10.43 pm (GMT +0) (24 Nov 2020 22:43:37 GMT)
0.2

6 km - More
21 km135 km southeast of Tijarafe, Canary Islands, Spain
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 (GMT)
21 Nov 2020 11:52:52 GMT
1.8

34 km - More
4 kmSW VILLA DE MAZO.ILP, Spain
21 Nov 2020 11:38:28 GMT
1.6

34 km - More
7 kmNW FUENCALIENTE DE LA PALMA.IL, Spain
21 Nov 2020 11:35:32 GMT
1.9

35 km - More
4 kmNE FUENCALIENTE DE LA PALMA.IL, Spain
Bekijk alle recente aardbevingen

Background

The older 2426-m-high northern one is cut by the massive steep-walled Caldera Taburiente, one of several massive collapse scarps produced by edifice failure to the SW. The younger 1949-m-high Cumbre Vieja, the southern volcano, is one of the most active in the Canaries. The elongated volcano dates back to about 125,000 years ago and is oriented N-S. Eruptions during the past 7000 years have originated from the abundant cinder cones and craters along the axis of Cumbre Vieja, producing fissure-fed lava flows that descend steeply to the sea. Historical eruptions at La Palma, recorded since the 15th century, have produced mild explosive activity and lava flows that damaged populated areas. The southern tip of the island is mantled by a broad lava field produced during the 1677-1678 eruption. Lava flows also reached the sea in 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949, and 1971.

La Palma Foto's

Teneguia vulkaan, uitzicht vanaf San Antonio v., Fuencaliente, La Palma Isl., Canarische eilanden (Photo: WNomad)
Teneguia vulkaan, uitzicht vanaf San Antonio v., Fuencaliente, La Palma Isl., Canarische eilanden (Photo: WNomad)
Volcanic cone of Los volcanes de Aridane, next of town Todoque, La Palma Isl. (Photo: WNomad)
Volcanic cone of Los volcanes de Aridane, next of town Todoque, La Palma Isl. (Photo: WNomad)
Lava field and volcanic cones near Los Llanos, La Palma Isl. (Photo: WNomad)
Lava field and volcanic cones near Los Llanos, La Palma Isl. (Photo: WNomad)
Crater of San Antonio volcano, Fuencaliente, La Palma Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Crater of San Antonio volcano, Fuencaliente, La Palma Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
 


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