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El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands, Spain): new submarine eruption has started

Monday Oct 10, 2011 11:38 AM |

Seismic recording showing the strong volcanic tremor under El Hierro volcano on 10 Oct (IGN)
Seismic recording showing the strong volcanic tremor under El Hierro volcano on 10 Oct (IGN)
It seems that a small submarine eruption has started 7 km south of the coast of El Hierro Island in the Canaries at a depth of 1200 m below sea level, in the Las Calmas sea. The eruption, inferred by strong tremor recorded by the Istituto Geográfico National (IGN), started at 10.43 local time (09:43 UTC).
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