Earthquakes in the Canaries


“And it all looks so peaceful: view south over the El Paso basin to Cumbre Vieja, focal point for any eruption”

Since October 7th there have been a series of volcanism-related small earthquakes on La Palma, non of them noticeable by the population — as they are so deep (about 27km beneath the earth’s surface). While vulcanologists say this is very normal on an active island, they are meeting on a daily basis to keep an eye on the situation. On 10th October, some more quakes were noted near Tenerife — also not too bad, but one of them was 4 on the Richter scale.