Thursday, December 9

they detect more than 20 earthquakes tonight

Santa Cruz of Tenerife



The 24-hour monitoring volcanic surveillance network of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) has recorded a total of 22 earthquakes with magnitudes between 1 and 1.9 on the Richter scale.

The largest of the earthquakes, registered at 01.49 hours, had a magnitude of 1.9 and occurred south of the municipality of El Paso. This event was located 6 kilometers deep.

The rest of the earthquakes recorded were recorded in the municipalities of Tazacorte and Fuencaliente, between 10 and 1 kilometers deep. The last of them, of 1.4, took place at 05:06 hours at a depth of 7 kilometers and the epicenter in the southeast of Tazacorte.

Likewise, this Wednesday a total of 163 earthquakes between 0.8 and 3.5. Of these, two were felt by the population and were located southeast of Tazacorte and south of El Paso. The first, of magnitude 3.1, was recorded at 5:15 am at a depth of about 9 kilometers; the second, of 2.9, occurred at 07:21 hours.

Yellow traffic light

The Pevolca Scientific Committee has recommended to the Plan Management to maintain the yellow traffic light and the alert situation for the municipalities of Cumbre Vieja, specifically Fuencaliente, Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Mazo.

The Committee has reported that in this situation it is expected that felt earthquakes of greater intensity will occur. The indicators show an intense seismic record, with a slight displacement towards the northwest, with shallower depths than in previous days, between 6 and 8 km. In addition, yesterday there were also some surface earthquakes (1-3 km) of low magnitude and that the surface deformation data has reached a cumulative maximum of 6 cm, predominantly vertical, in the same area in which it is located. seismicity.

The Pevolca establishes a volcanic traffic light as an alert system to the population based on four colors depending on the risk: green, yellow, orange and red. In yellow, information to the population, surveillance measures and monitoring of volcanic and seismic activity are intensified.

Before a volcanic eruption, there is a gradual increase in seismic activity, which can last for a long time and can be perceived by the population, so you must remain calm.

At yellow traffic light It is recommended to know the communications network of the environment where you reside for a possible evacuation and have a family home located outside the risk areas. It is also necessary to plan a small backpack or travel bag in case evacuation is determined, with a mobile phone with charger, personal medications and important documentation. If any significant change is observed (noise, gases, ash, change in the water level of the wells, small tremors in the ground, etc.), you should call 112. Remember that this is an emergency telephone number.

In case of evacuation, your City Council will inform you of the routes and the established meeting point. It will only be evacuated when the indications are given to do so.

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