A total of 36 earthquakes have been registered on the island of La Palma since last midnight, one of them of 4.6 degrees, in Mazo, the highest magnitude felt so far since the eruption of the volcano began. In addition, several flights have been suspended this Saturday due to the ash.

According to information from the National Geographic Institute (IGN), this earthquake of magnitude 4.6 was recorded at a depth of 37 kilometers at 4:41 am.

Several hours later, at 6:07 a.m., there was another 4.5-degree movement in the same area and at the same depth. The rest of the seismicity has oscillated between 3.1 and 2.3 degrees of magnitude.

On the other hand, the surface affected by the lava emitted by the Cumbre Vieja volcano, just three days after completing a month since it erupted, reached until yesterday the 736.9 hectares, which is 4.4 more than the previous measurement.

According to the latest data issued by the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program, recorded at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, 1,826 constructions / buildings have been destroyed, 9 more.

The previous data recorded by the Copernicus satellite was obtained at 20:02 on Thursday, and estimated the area affected by the lava at 732.5 hectares, 52.1 more than the previous day, and 1,817 buildings destroyed, 269 more.

Cacelan flights

In addition, several airlines have this morning canceled the 16 flights scheduled on La Palma due to the ash cloud from the volcano, although the airport is operational.
As reported by Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA), La Palma airport is open, although it invites passengers who are going to travel to check the status of the flight with the airline.
Specifically, airlines Binter and Canaryfly have canceled this morning’s trips and flights with Madrid and Barcelona have also been affected. Although the airport is operational, the decision to operate the flights is made by the companies based on their observations and parameters.
The rest of the airports in the Canary Islands are also operational, adds AENA, which underlines that the priority is safety.

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