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El Hierro volcano
shield volcano 1500 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 27.63°N / -17.99°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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El Hierro volcano eruptions:
2012 (?) (probable second submarine eruption in June-July west of the island), 2011-12 (Oct-Mar, submarine eruption near La Restinga), 1793
Typical eruption style:
mainly effusive, basaltic fissure eruptions
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El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands) news & activity updates

El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands) activity update: slightly increased number of quakes following calm since the intense swarm in late June-early July

Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Previous news
Sun, 8 Jul 2012, 15:07
Another swarm of earthquakes with about 50 quakes between M2-3.3 occurred today in the SW part of El Hierro. read all
Sat, 7 Jul 2012, 13:11
The seismic activity has calmed down since 4 July, after several pulses of intense earthquake activity, sometimes accompanied by an elevated tremor signal, in particular during 29 June - 1 July, and 2-3 July. read all
Fri, 29 Jun 2012, 13:46
Since 12:40 UTC, a strong tremor signal and many stronger quakes have been recorded. A series of about 10 strong volcanic quakes occurred between about 13:00-13:10. ... read all
Wed, 27 Jun 2012, 18:26
Earthquakes are still at 20 km depth and continue at high rate (more than 150 >M1.5 today, mostly larger than M2). Accompanied by harmonic tremor, their location is migrating southwards into the Las Calmas Sea. In other words, magma continues to move southwards and the question is whether or not it will at some point start rising to the surface. ... read all
Tue, 26 Jun 2012, 23:41
The volcanic tremor has subsided again, but earthquakes continue at about 20 km depth in the El Julan area. More than 200 quakes >M1.5 have occurred today. read all

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