La Palma Eruption: No Sign of Calming Down

While no longer in the news cycle, at least outside Spain, the volcano on La Palma shows no sign of winding down it’s eruption.
This morning (Nov. 30) alone, seismic activity was elevated, with 121 quakes one of which was 4.1 on Richter Scale, writes local newspaper Canarias7.

Earthquake activity in the last 83/90 days, according to IGN:

Seismic signals (volcanic tremors) today, according to IGN:

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A Reminder that Tsunami Risks also exists in the Atlantic Region

Mostly missed this Morning: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge on Sep. 6, 2020 06:51UTC.

The depth was given as 10 km by both EMSC and USGS, so it was quite shallow.
Obviously, this directly affects no one, BUT since it was in the middle of the ocean there always is a risk of some underwater events causing a tsunami.

Luckily, this time the risk was assessed by USGS on as non-existent.

Fig. 2 – Tsunami warning: No Tsunami Expected. Source:

However, this is a warning for US East Coast, Candad East Coast and Gulf of Mexico States. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be such a unique single source of information for Europa (or Africa or South America for that matter).