The 24-hour monitoring volcanic surveillance network of the

National Geographic Institute

(IGN) has recorded

a total of

45 earthquakes

on the island of

La Palma

at night

with magnitudes between 0.9 and 3.2 on the Richter scale.

The largest of the earthquakes, which occurred at 03.26 am, had a magnitude of 3.2 and occurred in the southeast of the municipality of

Tazacorte

.

This event was felt by the population in

Los Llanos de Aridane

,

El Paso

,

Tazacorte

and

Mazo

.

The rest of the earthquakes, located mainly in

Fuencaliente

, occurred between 10 and 1 kilometers deep.

The last of them, of 1.6, took place at 07.05 hours at about 8 kilometers deep and at the epicenter in Fuencaliente.

Likewise, this Friday

a total of 31 earthquakes of between 0.9 and 2.6 magnitude

were recorded on

La Palma

.

None of them came to be felt by the population.

The Steering Committee of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Emergencies due to volcanic risk in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands (Pevolca) has approved the evacuation plan on the island of

La Palma

in the event of an eruption and that affects the municipalities of Tazacorte, Los Llanos de Aridane, Mazo, El Paso and Fuencaliente.

This preventive action includes the organization and compilation of data on the affected population, both resident and tourist, alternative accommodation possibilities, means of transport and a strategy for the evacuation of domestic animals and livestock.

Given the increase in

seismic activity

on

La Palma

, the Government of the Canary Islands activated the Pevolca on Monday in an alert situation with a

yellow traffic light

for the municipalities of Fuencaliente, Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso and Villa de Mazo.

For its part, the Cabildo de

La Palma

activated this Thursday in a preventive manner the Island Emergency Plan in a pre-alert situation.

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