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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)
El Hierro webcams / live data | Reports
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
Last earthquakes nearby
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El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands) news & activity updates

El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands) activity update: degassing from submarine vent, weak earthquake activity under the island

Wed, 18 Apr 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Previous news
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 20:44
Authorities have decided to declare the eruption ended and shut down the web cameras at La Restinga and stop active monitoring of what could still be going or not down at the sea floor south of La Restinga. ... read all
Sat, 24 Mar 2012, 18:39
A small jacuzzi has been observed today and occasionally during the past days. ... read all
Mon, 19 Mar 2012, 22:52
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has published images of glowing lava seen floating at a depth of 70 m. This shows that the eruption continues. ... read all
Sat, 17 Mar 2012, 16:04
Screenshot of the video taken at the southwestern flank of the main submarine cone at 170 m depth, showing what looks like round lava bombs (or pillow lava?)
Scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) aboard the research vessel Atlantic Explorer have published the first videos of the underwater volcanic cone in the Sea of ​Las Calmas south of El Hierro. The videos, taken by an underwater robot during their latest campaign, show that the eruption is continuing, but also suggest that the summit is still at 120 m rather than the 88 m found during the previous research campaign just 2 weeks earlier. ... read all

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