- A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Spanish island of La Palma.
- The earthquake was the strongest tremor recorded since the volcano erupted.
- The volcano that has been spewing fiery lava for 26 days has destroyed more than 1,500 buildings.
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands in what was the strongest tremor on record since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said on Thursday.
The quake was one of 60 tremors recorded overnight, the National Geographic Institute of Spain said, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew rivers of fiery lava that are destroying everything in their path and throwing molten rock into the Atlantic Ocean, The Associated Press reported.
Earthquake in La Palma, the strongest since the volcano erupted
The flow of three rivers of molten rock expanded to 1.7 kilometers (about a mile), the La Palma government said. The hard black lava now covers 640 hectares (1,580 acres) on the western side of the island, authorities said, although most of La Palma remains unaffected.
The lava has destroyed partially or completely more than 1,500 buildings, although so far rapid evacuations have avoided casualties. More than 6,000 people have had to leave their homes.
Volcano continues to expel lava
La Palma is part of the Canary Islands of Spain, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean facing northwest Africa whose economy depends on tourism and the cultivation of the Canarian banana.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been expelling gigantic blocks of volcanic material, some the size of a three-story building, in an eruptive process that has increased in recent days as a result of landslides in the crater area, according to the Efe Agency.
Rocks the size of a house
Through the account of Instagram of Final Scenario, a video was shared where you can see how the volcano is throwing gigantic rocks the size of a house: “THE OLD CUMBRE VOLCANO. In the Canary Islands it expels rocks the size of a house! ”, It was written in the post.
People are concerned about the progress of the two new flows that originated after the collapses on the north flank of Cumbre Vieja, one of them moving at high speed causing great damage because it carries blocks of rock the size of a three-story building. TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE .
6.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska, followed by several aftershocks
On the other hand, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 shook Alaska last Monday, October 11, about two months after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 shook the peninsula. Today’s earthquake was followed by several aftershocks, but less intense, experts said.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquake in Alaska occurred 71 miles east of the city of Chignik, borough of Lake and Peninsula, at a depth of 44 miles, according to the newspaper. The Sun.
Strong earthquake shakes Alaska
According to the preliminary findings of the agency, the recent earthquake in Alaska occurred around 9.10 UTC on Monday, October 11. They also indicated that four other aftershocks occurred with a magnitude between 2.7 and 3.6, but said there was “little or no” danger of landslides or mudslides occurring.
So far, the authorities have not issued any tsunami alert due to the strong earthquake that shook Alaska on Monday, the media also reported. Sky News and Pix 11. This last newspaper placed the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.5.
Dozens of residents felt the earthquake in Alaska
According to the newspaper Express, more than 200 people have reported that they felt the earthquake, and some of them said they could feel it even more than 400 miles away. For its part, the news agency Reuters He stressed that so far no injuries or structural damage have been reported from the event.
The Sun newspaper reported that the seismology researcher at Imperial College London, Stephen Hicks, commented that the current earthquake was a “replica” of a monstrous earthquake that occurred in July in Alaska. “It appears to be located at the lower end of the M8.2 break, but its mechanism indicates an oblique slip fault in a structure other than the board interface,” he tweeted.
The tremor was reminiscent of the one that occurred in July
The gigantic 8.2 magnitude earthquake referred to by Stephen Hicks struck about 495 kilometers southwest of Anchorage, the largest city in the state. It is believed to have a depth of about 35 kilometers and impacted 91 kilometers southeast of the city of Perryville, the Sun report detailed.
Authorities said that was the strongest that had occurred in the area since 1964. And the recent earthquake in Alaska occurred one day after another of magnitude 6.2 struck on Sunday in southern Hawaii, for which it was also not emitted. no tsunami warning or damage was reported. Filed Under: La Palma earthquake.
6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Hawaii
On the night of Sunday October 10, it was reported that an intense earthquake of magnitude 6.2 shook the south of the island of Hawaii, in the United States, but the authorities ruled out any threat of tsunami that could occur after the earthquake.
This Sunday, United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed that a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale struck Hawaii at 11:48 a.m. local time or 5:32 p.m. Eastern time in the United States. Filed Under: La Palma earthquake.
They report that intense magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Hawaii
The USGS indicated that this land movement occurred approximately 27 kilometers south-southeast of Naalehu, Hawaii, and that it had an epicenter at 35.1 kilometers deep.
Despite the intensity of this earthquake, the island’s authorities clarified that it did not generate any type of tsunami threat, although at least seven other tremors of lesser force have been registered. Filed Under: La Palma earthquake.