La Palma registers a magnitude 5 earthquake, the largest to date

  • It has been felt in numerous towns on La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife

The volcanic surveillance network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has located a total of 42 earthquakes associated with the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, a dozen of them with magnitudes greater than 3 (mbLg). And at 07:24 hours there was a magnitude 5 earthquake, the largest recorded since the volcanic crisis began. Located to the southwest of the municipality of Villa de Mazo, with an epicenter 35 km deep, it has been felt with intensity IV-V on the EMS scale in all the islands of the province.

This means that the neighbors of numerous nuclei of La Palma and also La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife they have felt the tremor. Specifically, it has been felt in Puntallana, San Andrés y Sauces, El Paso, Garafía, Los Llanos de Aridane, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Baja, Tijarafe, Breña Alta, Villa de Mazo, Barlovento, Tazacorte, Puntagorda, Fuencaliente , on The Palm; Valverde, Frontera and El Pinar, in The iron; Santiago del Teide, La Guancha, Icod de los Vinos, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos, Candelaria, Güímar, La Orotava, San Miguel de Abona, Granadilla de Abona, Santa Úrsula and Los Silos, in Tenerife, and Valle Gran Rey, Hermigua, Vallehermoso and San Sebastián, in La Slingshot.

Other earthquakes

Likewise, another earthquake, which occurred at 04.36 am, of magnitude 4.1 mbLg, with an epicenter at a depth of 37 km and again southwest of Mazo, stands out. This tremor has been felt with an intensity of III-IV on the EMS scale in almost the entire island of La Palma.

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Other earthquakes of magnitudes 3.2 (06.38 hours), 3.0 (06.46 hours), 3.7 (07.13 hours), 3.3 ( 07.21 hours) and 3.1 (07.59 hours)

And yesterday they were located 186 earthquakes, the highest of 3.7 mbLg occurred southwest of the municipality of Villa de Mazo at 09.38 hours. With intensity IV EMS and a depth of 10 km, this tremor became sense in A Coruña and Lugo, according to IGN data.

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