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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: eruptive activity has stopped or probably ended, only weak stain at surface and almost no volcanic tremor

Sunday Feb 26, 2012 23:09 PM | BY: T

Previous news
Sunday, Feb 26, 2012
Once more, it seems that the eruption is weakening or ending. Although a weak jacuzzi and stain on the ocean remains visible on the webcam, volcanic tremor is now zero since last night (or the instruments are dead). A small number (5-10 per day, typically) of small earthquakes clustered at around 10 km depth in the SW part of the island continue. [more]
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
Since today, the "jacuzzi" (i.e. an area of upwelling water) above the submarine vent has become again visible and increased in strength over the day, suggesting that the eruption has picked up in intensity once again. ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 16, 2012
The Instituto Espaniol de Oceanografia (IEO) has published the results of a recent bathymetric survey of the submarine topography of the ongoing eruption south of La Restina (see map). The data were collected on boar of the Spanish Ramón Margalef research vessel during 9-13 February. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
The submarine eruption south of El Hierro Island could be in a process of change: While visible activity on the sea surface above the vent, as well as harmonic tremor signal (thought to be more or less proportional to erupting magma flux) have nearly ceased, the number of earthquakes under the island has increased sharply since yesterday. ... [more]

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