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El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands, Spain), activity update - continuing small earthquakes

Fr, 6. Dez 2013, 15:08
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Depth vs time of earthquakes at El Hierro volcano during 2013 (up to 6 Dec)
Depth vs time of earthquakes at El Hierro volcano during 2013 (up to 6 Dec)
Map of earthquakes during the past 15 days (IGN)
Map of earthquakes during the past 15 days (IGN)
No significant changes have occurred during the past months. Since the last energetic seismic swarm and deformation event in late March / early April this year, earthquake activity has remained more or less stable, although above background (pre-2011) levels.
In the past months, averages ranged from 5-10 mostly small (below magnitude 3) daily events. Most of them are clustered at approx. 10 km depth beneath the central part of the island.
No significant deformation has taken place in this period either.

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Di, 13. Aug 2013, 15:23
The number of earthquakes has increased from averages of 5-10 to about 30 during the past few days. The location of the recent quakes is in a N-S elongated layer about 10-12 km depth in the western part of the island under the El Golfo bay. So far, no quakes above magnitude 3 have occurred ... Read all
Fr, 5. Apr 2013, 15:26
Distribution of the recent earthquakes under El Hierro (IGN) - note the distinct two layers at about 20 and 10 km depth
The recent seismic crisis could be over: No further significant earthquake activity has occurred since the last pulse on Wednesday. It becomes more and more likely that the crisis (or, if that is was what caused it, the magmatic intrusion under western El Hierro) has ended. Read all
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