SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The 24-hour monitoring volcanic surveillance network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has located a total of 55 earthquakes during the night around the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, 8 of them with magnitudes greater than 3 (mbLg).
The maximum magnitude recorded was 4.5 (mbLg) corresponding to the earthquake located southwest of the municipality of Villa de Mazo at 02.27 hours. With intensity IV EMS and a depth of 37 km, it was felt in numerous population centers throughout the island. This tremor was preceded by another one registered at the same time of magnitude 4.1.
Yesterday 73 earthquakes were located, the largest of 4.4 mbLg, located southwest of the municipality of Villa de Mazo at 3:33 p.m. With intensity III-IV EMS and a depth of 36 km, this tremor was also felt in almost the entire island.
Yesterday Wednesday an emission center located on the southeast flank was reactivated, a situation typical of the fissure eruption of the strombolian mechanism of the La Palma volcano. The area affected by the lava amounts to 640.27 hectares and the total width of the three lava tongues reaches 1,770 meters.
The language that runs through the northwest, which forced the evacuation of 800 residents last Tuesday, is losing power; however, the southernmost arm accumulates the maximum energy from the emitting center and moves at about 50 meters per hour.
Tonight, the Special Plan for Volcanic Emergencies of the Canary Islands (PEVOLCA) has ordered the evacuation of new neighborhoods in the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane due to the advance forecast of the wash.
Air quality is good and an easterly wind is expected, which will allow the ash to move west towards the sea. At the moment all the Canarian airports are fully operational.
The president of the Canary Islands reported yesterday about the end of the scale for the allocation of the first 18 homes and the provision of another 40 homes in the coming days. In addition, different housing solutions are being studied to immediately resolve the situation of people who have lost their homes.
On the other hand, in addition to the desalination plants installed to supply irrigation water, a tanker chartered by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge is scheduled to arrive in the area today.