La Palma volcano in Spain continues to erupt but at a slower pace than in recent weeks. There was no significant explosive activity at the vents. Lava effusion appears to have decreased, with minor lava reaching the new ocean delta and minimal advancement at a few active fronts.
The number of structures destroyed or damaged has risen to 2,616.
Tremor levels are similar to yesterday’s, although they’ve been more variable, occasionally dipping to deficient levels. This should indicate that magma delivery is now sometimes disrupted; however, this is far from guaranteed.
Because the lava field is expanding over a network of tunnels, much lava can be stored without being seen. Accordingly, new lava flows might easily break out from the sides of the field at any time, causing even more devastation.
Ground deformation has recently lessened to barely 2.4 inches uplift but has increased today to 3.2 inches. Earthquakes continue to be infrequent. There have been two quakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.7 in the last 24 hours, widely felt across the island, as well as eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0–3.9 and 30 quakes of magnitude 2.0–2.9.
It’s worth noting that as seismic tremors lessen, equipment may now detect minor quakes that were previously obscured by the solid noise-like tremor signal. This impact boosts the numbers unnaturally, reported Volcano discovery.
La Palma is a volcanic ocean island, like the rest of the Canary Islands archipelago. The volcano rises nearly 4 miles above the Atlantic Ocean’s surface. There is road access from sea level to the peak, marked by an outcropping of rocks known as Los Muchachos, at 7,959 ft (“The Lads”).
The Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, one of the world’s most prestigious astronomical observatories, is located here.
La Palma, the North West most of the Canary Islands, comprises two massive volcanic centers that span 47 kilometers.
Cumbre Vieja, a younger volcano with a height of 6,394 feet, is the most active volcanic ridge on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The elongated volcano is oriented north-south and dates back roughly 125,000 years. The extensive cinder cones and craters along the axis of Cumbre Vieja have been the source of eruptions for the past 7000 years, resulting in fissure-fed lava flows that slope steeply to the sea.
La Palma’s historical eruptions, which date back to the 15th century, have resulted in minor explosive activity and lava flows that have caused damage to populated areas. An extensive lava field formed by the 1677–1678 eruption covers the island’s southern point.
In 1585, 1646, 1712, 1949, and 1971, lava flows reached the sea.