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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
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mainly effusive, basaltic fissure eruptions
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El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands) activity update: small earthquake swarms

Monday Oct 15, 2012 05:02 AM | BY: T

A new small swarm of small quakes (10 so far) has started this morning under the center of the island. The earthquakes are located at about 10 km depth.
Previous news
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
A new earthquake swarm has started yesterday, when the number of quakes rose from an average of about 8-10 to 23 quakes. Most of them are weak and located at around 10 km depth in the western El Golfo area. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
Yesterday, the number of recorded quakes rose to about 15 and suggests a new seismic swarm could be beginning. The quakes are concentrated again in 2 areas: in the center of the island at depths of 10-15 km and in the western El Golfo area at depths of about 10 km. [more]

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
The number of earthquakes remains elevated, and their location and depths are becoming more scattered with several quakes above M2 at about 15 km depth. ... [more]

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
The number of earthquakes remains elevated, but stable with about 10 usually small events detected per day. There are 2 areas where they occur - in a N-S zone in the western El Golfo bay at about 10 km depth and scattered in the SW part of the island near El Pinar at about 20 km depth. [more]

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012
The number of earthquakes remains elevated with about 20 quakes a day (25 yesterday, 5 so far today). The quakes are located mostly in 2 zones, in the western El Golfo and central part of the island. While most quakes are at bout 20 km depth, several ones have occurred at shallower depth between 6-10 km. [more]

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