Sumary of A Swarm Of 700 Earthquakes Rattles Canary Islands, Sparks Speculation Of Volcanic Eruption:
- A massive earthquake swarm has been reported around the volcanic island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain.
- The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) said there’s reason to believe the seismic swarm is due to magma slowly rising.
- Most quakes are shallow and happen 5 to 7.4 miles down, suggesting that new magma is rising.
- “Without a doubt, the current seismic swarm represents a significant change in the activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano and is related to a process of magmatic intrusion under the island of La Palma,” Involcan warned.
- According to The Sun, the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Volcanic Risk Emergencies (PEVOLCA) was activated due to the increased seismic activity.
- ” The gas is considered a message from the mantel and may suggest future volcanic activity.