Record number of earthquakes in 24 hours in La Palma since the eruption of Cumbre Vieja

More than 370 earthquakes have been recorded on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma in the past 24 hours, RTVE television reported on Wednesday according to reports from local authorities. This is a record number since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in September. With the earthquakes occurring at a depth of 35 to 40 kilometers, authorities say there is no cause for concern.

The activity of the volcano remains for the moment “weak and irregularIt is currently emitting mainly vapors. Experts say the numerous tremors indicate that the island’s volcano will remain active for some time.

Since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on September 19, the lava completely destroyed 2,750 buildings, according to the latest official estimate. More than 7,000 residents have been forced to temporarily leave their homes. At the end of November, 3,000 people had had to confine themselves to protect themselves from toxic fumes after a new lava flow had reached the sea.

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