La Palma earthquakes are already detected near sea level

The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has reviewed, throughout the morning, the calculations of the seismic movements registered in the last hours on La Palma and confirms that some have been detected at zero depth. According to seismologist Itahiza Domínguez, these are earthquakes registered “near the surface and near sea level.”

Although he does not dare to venture what will happen in the next few hours, until the meeting of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Domínguez acknowledges that the IGN “has detected more movements than those located.”

The last three nights

Although the seismic process of La Palma has been registered since 2017, the seismologist Itahiza Domínguez assures that the swarm detected “the last three nights” has caused the Pevolca to meet and the yellow warning for volcanic risk is activated. A process that is maintained in the west of the Island.


The Government Delegation in the Canary Islands has requested the National Center for Monitoring and Coordination of Emergencies (CENEM) to activate the Copernicus due to the seismic activity detected on the island of The Palm and at the request of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME).

CENEM has devices for the monitoring and follow-up of national alert networks, potential risk situations, incidents and emergencies in the field of civil protection, and it has at its disposal state-of-the-art satellite technology tools.

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