Landslide warnings as rain hits La Palma

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Landslide warnings as rain hits La Palma
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Landslide warnings as rain hits La Palma. Residents on the island have been warned of landslides and flights have been cancelled.

The main concern at the moment for the volcanic island is how rain will affect ash on the island. As the ash becomes heavier the risk of landslides increases. Heavy rain has been predicted for the area which has caused authorities to take precautions. The authorities have asked residents to avoid dangerous areas such as unstable slopes and watercourses. It is feared that these areas could be hit with landslides when rain hits the accumulated ash.

The number of earthquakes on the island is said to be dropping but according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN) on Thursday morning, November 25, 11 quakes hit the island before 11am.

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The biggest quake came in at a magnitude of 3.9 and occurred shortly before 8 AM. The quake hit in the municipality of Fuencaliente and was said to have occurred at a depth of around 11 kilometres.

Thursday morning’s quakes ranged in depth from between 10 and 38 kilometres deep. Three quakes struck in Fuencaliente, six in Mazo and 2 in El Paso.

 



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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