Canary Islands government raises alert level on El Hierro volcano to yellow

September 23, 2011CANARY ISLANDSConsidering the volcanic hazards involves a series of actions to be undertaken sequentially has established a worldwide warning system for the population based on the selection of three colors (green, yellow and red). In this way the population may adopt certain behaviors based on a symbol that are easy to understand color. We must continue in the case of each of them, the recommendations for the same. The Canary Islands government brings to light yellow-volcanic earthquake situation in El Hierro. –Gobierno      translated
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17 Responses to Canary Islands government raises alert level on El Hierro volcano to yellow

  1. c/o Luisport

    El Hierro is probably set to alert “yellow”

    2hr 02min ago 27.71 N 18.03 W 19 ML
    2.9 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 2011-09-23 14:19
    2011-09-23 12:50:52.1
    7hr 43min ago 27.68 N 18.05 W 11 ML
    2.5 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 2011-09-23 09:04
    2011-09-23 07:25:01.0
    10hr 11min ago 27.68 N 18.06 W 12 ML


  2. luisport says:

    another one just now: Magnitude ML 2.5
    Date time 2011-09-23 16:45:31.0 UTC
    Location 27.77 N ; 18.09 W
    Depth 16 km
    Distances 191 km SW San cristóbal de la laguna (pop 139,928 ; local time 17:45:31.0 2011-09-23)
    99 km S Los llanos de aridane (pop 19,635 ; local time 17:45:31.0 2011-09-23)
    83 km S Fuencaliente de la palma (pop 1,894 ; local time 17:45:31.0 2011-09-23)


  3. Cdkanas says:

    Is this the same island that has a large landslide waiting to be triggered? The one that could produce a monsterous tidal wave?


  4. Amazing how little we hear about this outside of your site. Thank you for the update.



  5. yamkin says:

    Quake swarms in Turkey & Greece


  6. c/o Luisport

    Jón Frímann says:
    September 24, 2011 at 22:08
    I am getting more convinced that a eruption is going to happen at EL Hierro volcano. Given the earthquake activity that is taking place there at the moment. But it hard to know for sure if that eruption is going to happen in few weeks time or in 10 years time.

    The latest earthquake was a ML3.3 in size with the depth of 14 km. See here,

    Pyter says:
    September 25, 2011 at 02:07
    earthquakes El Hierro –


  7. Gene says:

    I watch the USGS world wide earth quake reports every day and have not seen any report of seismic activity in the Canary Islands. However, I see reports on the web for activity at Hierro. I wonder why there is a gap in data??


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