La Palma volcano MAP: Seismic swarm MAPPED as Tenerife earthquakes reach 50 in 3 days

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Paul Martin

LA PALMA volcano’s “seismic swarm” has been mapped after the Canary Islands was struck by 50 earthquakes in three days.

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

As fears grow Cumbre Vieja, the Spanish archipelago’s most active volcano, is about to blow, two maps have been released to pinpoint where tremors of low magnitude and intensity between 1.5 and 2.7 have struck.

Holiday destinations popular with Britons, including La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, have been identified.

The earthquakes from the huge Cumbre Vieja volcano, which is located on the island of La Palma, have sparked panic across the Canary Islands, with volcano experts pulled in to examine the unusual seismic activity.

The red triangles show the location of the earthquakes as recorded by the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) in Tenerife on Tuesday at 6.38am (local time) near the coast of Los Cristiano.


The local magnitude is 3.6 and the depth of the hypocentre, indicated by a blue star, is around 15 km.

Meanwhile, the black crosses show the seismicity in Tenerife and its surroundings since 2001.

The hypocentre is located in an area where there was previously no significant seismicity.

It comes as experts warned the volcano could erupt and spark a mega tsunami that has the potential to cause mass devastation in Britain.

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