Earthquake Watch – Swarm, El Hierro, Canary Islands

Posted on October 31, 2011


(October 30th)

The National Geographic Institute has confirmed this morning at the direction of the Civil Protection Plan for Volcanic Risk (Pevolca) a magnitude 3.9 earthquake northwest of Frontera, located in the sea to 22 miles deep.

The quake, which was felt by the population, occurred at 07.46 hours and is the largest earthquake recorded in the island after the onset of the eruption south of La Restinga.

The Emergency Coordination Center and Security (CECOES) received 1-1-2 calls from the towns of Isora, Guarazoca, Mocanal (Valverde) and Tigaday (Border)

The evolution of seismicity in the north of the island has increased in recent days and scientists who are monitoring constantly shuffled all possible scenarios, but still can not be defined with sufficient precision. In this sense, are inclined between the main options that the process reduces or evolve into a rash * located, most likely, at sea, with the features being developed to the south, whose parameters are stable.

Translated from europapress

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