SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 15 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has located a total of 922 earthquakes on La Palma since the last seismic swarm began last Saturday, although the detection reaches 4,222.
In its latest report, it indicates that seismic activity continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 kilometers, with up to 20 shallow earthquakes, between 1 and 3 kilometers, also being recorded.
Due to this activity, the maximum accumulated deformation reaches about 6 centimeters.
These movements have been observed both with the island’s GNSS network and through InSAR data (Sentinel-1).
On the other hand, the eastward trend observed in previous days in the Cumbre Vieja inclinometer seems to have stabilized, the document states.
For now, the Pevolca scientific committee has decided to maintain the ‘yellow traffic light’ of volcanic alert given that the earthquakes are expected to gain in intensity in the near future without being certain that an eruption could be triggered in the short term.