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Friday, Feb 10, 2017
Location of last night's earthquake near La Restinga (El Hierro)
A magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 14 km depth occurred last night (shortly before 23pm) approx. 7 km southwest of La Restinga. read all
Monday, Mar 17, 2014
Current seismic signal at CRST station in La Restinga (IGN)
What looks like a new swarm of earthquakes accompanied by strong harmonic tremor appeared on the southernmost seismic station at La Restinga. If it is not due to some local, human-induced work or malfunction, it suggests that the quakes are very shallow, since they don't appear on the signals of other stations. ... read all
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El Hierro volcano

shield volcano 1500 m, Canary Islands (Spain), 27.63°N / -17.99°W
Nearby recent earthquakes (within 30km radius):
Earthquake list: Saturday, 17 October 2020, magnitude -0.8 or higher (3 quakes)
Updated: Wed, 21 Oct 16:15 UTC (GMT)
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Sat, 17 Oct 2020 (UTC)
Sat, 17 Oct 22:16 UTCM 1.4 / 14 km - InfoEl Hierro (27 km) - Canary Islands (Spain) W Frontera.ihi, Spain
17 Oct 3:53 pm (GMT +1) (17 Oct 14:53:33 UTC)M 2.1 / 29 km - InfoEl Hierro (26 km) - Canary Islands (Spain) Sw Frontera.ihi, Spain
Sat, 17 Oct 14:10 UTCM 2.4 / 18 km - InfoEl Hierro (12 km) - Canary Islands (Spain) Sw El Pinar De El Hierro.ihi, Spain
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.5 x 108 joules (96.7 kilowatt hours) [learn more]

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