El Hierro volcano update: New earthquake swarm
Sa, 15. Mär 2014, 11:0511:05 AM | VON: T
A new swarm of earthquakes started yesterday. So far, almost 200 tiny quakes (none above magnitude 3 so far) have occurred in a broad N-S oriented area beneath the NE part of the island at around 18 km depth.
Location of earthquakes under El Hierro since yesterday
A possible explanation includes a new magmatic intrusion at depth (magma accumulating at the lower crust-mantle boundary).
Fr, 27. Dez 2013, 18:23
A large earthquake of estimated magnitude 5.4 (USGS) occurred just minutes ago. USGS places the quake at 22.8 km depth NW of El Golfo, i.e. away from the area of the recent earthquake swarm and current inflation. ... Read all
Do, 26. Dez 2013, 17:50
El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands, Spain): strong inflation and tremor - possible precursors to a new eruption
Although earthquakes have largely ceased for the moment, the island experiences ongoing rapid inflation and harmonic tremor, both signs that an eruption could be imminent. ... Read all