SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The 24-hour monitoring volcanic surveillance network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has registered up to six earthquakes on the island of La Palma with magnitudes between 2 and 2.3 on the Richter scale that have occurred in just half an hour.
The tremors were registered between 2:12 p.m. and 2:44 p.m., most of them south of the municipality of El Paso and with depths that have oscillated between 6 and 9 kilometers.
The largest earthquakes, 2.3, occurred at 2:27 p.m. and 2:44 p.m. south and southeast of El Paso, at a depth of 6 and 9 kilometers, respectively. The rest had magnitudes of 2, 2.1 and 2.2.
Since last midnight, the IGN has located 97 earthquakes in the area of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, two of them felt by the population. The first, of magnitude 3.2 felt with intensity III, took place at 0426 hours and was noticed in El Paso, Fuencaliente, Los Llanos de Aridane and Villa de Mazo. The second occurred at 1:48 p.m. and had a magnitude of 2.5 with intensity II.