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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: active jacuzzi with strong stain at ocean surface, occasional hot lava balloons floating up

Thursday Feb 09, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T

Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012
The submarine eruption at El Hierro continues at low levels with no significant changes. The stain of the ocean above the vent(s) remains strong, and occasionally, smoking lava balloons are seen rising. ... [more]
Bathymetry of the new submarine cone
Friday, Jan 20, 2012
A long-awaited press release of the Spanish Government and the Oceanographic Institute was now published and presents the results of the latest bathymetric survey conducted last week by the crew on board Ramon Margalef , including the new bathymetric map of the new submarine volcano: the vent is now a depth of 130 m. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
Since yesterday, the activity at the El Hierro submarine volcano had been increasing, which could be seen on the harmonic tremor signal and the active jacuzzi above the vent on the ocean surface. The activity included strong bursts of harmonic tremor thought to be caused by hydromagmatic (magma-water) explosions. ... [more]

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