IPNA-CSIC reinforces its active volcanism observation network on the island of La Palma
IPNA-CSIC reinforces its active volcanism observation network on the island of La Palma by increasing the number of recording sites and incorporating new sensor devices.
Given the temporal dispersion of microseismic activity on the island of La Palma, whose last recorded events were in October 2017, February 2018 and July 2020, low power recording systems have been developed so that they can operate unattended and under adverse conditions for years. As a result, the replacement of geophysical parameter measuring equipment carried out on July 30th has served to improve the network originally installed in June 2011. One example of this is the radon gas detector installed inside a gallery excavated in the subsoil of the island.
The aim of these efforts is the research of possible correlations between different precursors of deep lithospheric activity, which seems to be behind what one day will be the next process of volcanic reactivation of the island. These works, directed by the volcanologist Vicente Soler, are sponsored and coordinated by the recently created research platform within the CSIC, the Interdisciplinary Thematic Platform of Volcanology, one of whose strengths is the occasional incorporation of CSIC personnel on the island of La Palma.