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October 09 , 2021. EN . Spain / La Palma : Cumbre Vieja , Hawaii : Kilauea , Alaska : Great Sitkin , Chile : Nevados de Chillan , Indonesia : Merapi .

October 09 , 2021.



Spain / La Palma , Cumbre Vieja :

08 October 2021, 14:00 UTC, Eruptive activity continues on La Palma.

Since the last declaration, 180 earthquakes have been located in the area affected by the volcanic reactivation of Cumbre Vieja, 56 of these earthquakes were felt by the population, the maximum intensity being in the epicentral zone III-IV ( EMS98), with an earthquake that occurred at 22:42 UTC on the 6th, with a magnitude of 3.9 (mbLg) at a depth of 13 km.

The largest localized earthquake occurred yesterday at 11:17 am, with a value of 4.3 mbLg at a depth of 35 km. 14 of the earthquakes located since the last report are at depths greater than 30 km, the rest of the hypocenters are located at a shallower depth, around 10 km.
The average amplitude of the volcanic tremor remains stable within a range of average values ​​compared to the observations measured during this eruption. No intensification pulse has been recorded since the last report.

The height of the eruptive column measured at 7:30 UTC is 2200 m and the scattering cloud is about 3500 m to the east.

The lava delta could collapse and generate gas, explosions and waves

Experts warned on Friday that if the advance of lava to greater depths continues into the sea, a collapse of the delta front generated by the volcanic eruption could occur that would be accompanied by a sudden release of gas. , with hydro-magmatic explosions and waves. The director of the National Geographical Institute of the Canaries, Maria José Blanco, indicated at a press conference this Friday that this situation could occur because « the platform has reached the limit of the island floor » and therefore « it It is foreseeable that its progression will continue ”.

For his part, the technical director of the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (Pevolca), Miguel Angel Morcuende, clarified that the recorded seismicity occurs at a great depth, usually between 10 and 15 kilometers, so that no new center no rash should emerge. “The largest earthquake that has occurred at a magnitude of 4.3 was felt with less intensity, it was recorded 35 kilometers below the surface. There is no depth less than five kilometers that allows us to advise on other consequences that could compel further civil protection actions. We are not in this situation, ”he said. He added: “To date, the deformation would in any case be near the main eruptive center. The probability of another emitting center appearing outside the vicinity of the main cone is very low, if not zero.

Source : IGN, El Pais .

Photos : Copernicus , La Palma


Hawaii , Kilauea :

19°25’16 » N 155°17’13 » W,
Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Activity Summary:   
Kīlauea volcano is erupting. As of this morning, October 8, 2021, lava continues to erupt from a single vent in the western wall of Halemaʻumaʻu crater. All lava activity is confined within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Seismicity and volcanic gas emission rates remain elevated.