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Earthquake activity ramps up at El Hierro Volcano, Canary Islands

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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 04:03 PM
Largest quake so far during this current swarm: mag 4.9

1202861 31/03/2013 10:59:54 27.7110 -18.2727 20 III 4.9 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI

Here is the EMSC map of the Canaries showing activity for the last 24 hrs. (They have this quake as a 4.6)
The seismicity has been fairly low since this quake.
edit on 3/31/2013 by Olivine because: add a link

posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by Olivine

So is that a good thing or bad?

Swarm and suddenly stops...doesn't that mean pressure is building?

Thanks in advance.


posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 04:27 PM
reply to post by lasertaglover

Hi lasertaglover, thanks for posting.

Activity hasn't stopped completely; it's just slowed.

It's hard to say what will happen next, but thankfully the earthquakes are still located 15 kms or so offshore, and 15-22 kms deep. There continue to be moderate rockfalls on El Hierro caused by the stronger quakes. Check out this link for some good pictures and videos of the rocks coming down.

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