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Location of last night's earthquake near La Restinga (El Hierro)
Friday, Feb 10, 2017
Un terremoto de magnitud 2,9 a 14 km de profundidad se produjo ayer por la noche (poco antes de 23 pm) aproximadamente 7 km al suroeste de La Restinga. ... [Leer más]
Current seismic signal at CRST station in La Restinga (IGN)
Monday, Mar 17, 2014
Lo que parece un nuevo enjambre de sismos acompañado por fuerte temblor armónico apareció en la estación sísmica más austral en La Restinga. Si no es debido a un trabajo local, humanas o mal funcionamiento, esto sugiere que los terremotos son muy superficiales, ya que no aparecen en las señales de otras estaciones. ... [Leer más]
Photos from El Hierro

El Hierro volcano

Volcán en escudo 1500 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 27.63°N / -17.99°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 10 Feb 2017
Typical eruption style: sobre todo, las erupciones efusivas fisuras basálticas
Erupciones del volcán El Hierro: 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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Fri, 14 Feb 2020
Fri, 14 Feb 23:48 UTCM 1.6 / 1 km9 kmSw El Pinar De El Hierro.ihi (Spain)
Fri, 14 Feb 22:58 UTCM 1.5 / 12 km7 kmSw El Pinar De El Hierro.ihi (Spain)
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Thu, 13 Feb 07:20 UTCM 2.2 / 13 km4 kmSw El Pinar De El Hierro.ihi (Spain)
Sun, 9 Feb 2020
Sun, 9 Feb 17:36 UTCM 2.0 / 8 km19 kmW Frontera.ihi (Spain)
Sun, 2 Feb 2020
Sun, 2 Feb 09:04 UTCM 3.0 / 21 km6 kmCanary Islands, Spain Region
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The triangular island of El Hierro is the SW-most and least studied of the Canary Islands.
Following intense earthquake swarms since July 2011, a new submarine eruption started in Oct 2011 at a vent ca. 1 km south of La Restinga off the southern tip of the island. The eruption, which could even start to build a new island, is ongoing at the time of updating. Follow the El Hierro news page for the latest events.


The massive El Hierro shield volcano is truncated by a large NW-facing escarpment formed as a result of gravitational collapse of El Golfo volcano about 130,000 years ago. The steep-sided 1500-m-high scarp towers above a low lava platform bordering 12-km-wide El Golfo Bay, and three other large submarine landslide deposits occur to the SW and SE. Three prominent rifts oriented NW, NE, and south at 120 degree angles form prominent topographic ridges. The subaerial portion of the volcano consists of flat-lying Quaternary basaltic and trachybasaltic lava flows and tuffs capped by numerous young cinder cones and lava flows. Holocene cones and flows are found both on the outer flanks and in the El Golfo depression. El Hierro contains the greatest concentration of young vents in the Canary Islands. Uncertainty surrounds the report of an historical eruption in 1793 at Volcano of Lomo Negro. Source: Smithsonian GVP

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