Strong sustained swarm now taking place at El Hierro

October 8, 2011CANARY ISLANDSAn intensified sustained earthquake swarm is now taking place at the Canary Islands and it appears the magma is now on the move again bubbling closer to the surface and incinerating more rock in the process. Over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen the depths of the tremors rising up to within 11 km from a depth average of about 14.5 to 15 km. The number of seismic volcanic tremors has also doubled at El Hierro since Wednesday. On Wednesday, October 5, there were 79 recorded seismic events. On Thursday, there were 160 and on Friday, October 7th, there were 177.The Extinction Protocol
EMSC monitoring Canary Islands
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29 Responses to Strong sustained swarm now taking place at El Hierro

  1. Steve says:

    Evening, love the data you provide, so if I’m reading your last few articles correctly, there are 3 significant volcanoes ready to erupt any moment?




  2. JerseyCynic says:

    Good Morning Alvin and TEP readers

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  3. Raven says:

    Ohhhhh Dear 😦


  4. luisport says:

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    há 8 horas


  5. luisport says:

    I Alvin, this threat i post, i want you read it and give me your oppinion. Thank’s!

    You haven’t seen anything yet…


    • Geologically speaking, the 60’s saw the eruption of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history: Chile and Alaska (two countries now where quakes and volcanoes are both stirring)

      May 22, 1960 Valdivia, Chile 1960 Valdivia earthquake 9.5
      March 27, 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA 1964 Alaska earthquake 9.2
      February 4, 1965 Rat Islands, Alaska, USA 1965 Rat Islands earthquake 8.7
      October 13, 1963 Kuril Islands, Russia (USSR) 1963 Kuril Islands earthquake 8.5

      2012-2015 will be a very turbulent window- growing more treacherous with each passing year. I think a lot of people feel the next U.S. presidency could be the last term. (2012-2016).


  6. luisport says:

    Etna is just starting another paroxysm!!!!
    12 an rising


  7. Dennis E. says:

    This is one birthday present I can do without.

    Strange month so far. Last month we were having a worldwide outbreak of 5.0 EQ’s plus.
    This month, we seem to have an outbreak of social issues with some EQ’s.

    Just a thought……………….


  8. carolyn says:

    Alvin, I just want to say again that after more than a dozen years ( pre Y2k, those old thread sites with no photos that seem like another age when it comes to the web) of reading prepper doom and survivalist sites and Christian sites, there is something about this one that sets it apart as perhaps the most significant site I know of. The quality and quantity of the facts presented speaks for itself.

    I did want to ask…..I am thinking of getting your book, but how does it differ from reading here every day? Would you consider it outdated at all by now? Just wondering. Thanks again for all you do.


    • First of all, thanks and glad you like and support the site and are refreshed by the flow of information from all contributants. The book is about the future and should be guide to all that will unfold. The blog helps one follow the book so you can see the processes as they unfold from reports across various media sources.

      To God be the glory in Christ,



  9. luisport says:

    People in the forum are talking of complains of headake and diziness… saying it’s about CO and CO2 anomally… This can be dangerous?


  10. nanoduck says:

    It looks like the most intense earthquake swarms are south of the crater. Do you think the center of the eruption may shift to a different location this time?


    • I noticed that as well. It’s possible or in a worst case scenario, (and this could be later) it could split the island in two. Maybe the lava is not looking to erupt from an island crater- maybe it’s looking to create a new island. We have to remember this is a magma plume and that’s what plumes do in the open ocean- they create islands- like Hawaii- especially if tectonic plates are been jostled.


  11. this is why the capitol has been moving to denver.


  12. Craig S says:

    Magnitude ML 4.3
    Date time 2011-10-08 20:34:47.0 UTC
    Location 27.92 N ; 18.00 W
    Depth 10 km

    That’s a strong one, most of these have been low. It does appear to have moved east:


  13. Brandon says:

    Alvin, why are people thinking the 2012-2016 presidential term will be the last?


    • The End times is upon us…


      • I’ve also heard that the 2008 presidential election would be the last. With as rapidly as everything is happening, I wonder if we will see the 2012 election will take place? I know we have no way of knowing God’s timing in all of this, but what is your opinion Alvin?

        I do agree that the End Times are upon us. Time is getting short and the time is now to be prepared, especially know where our faith is.



      • I think once the various crisis situations began converging, time will become irrelevant because at that point, it all becomes a runaway freight train. All the financial measures being touted by the world are only stop-gap measures that will buy time till next year. The volcanoes are stirring and social unrest, economic hardship all seems to be building for one bad year in 2012- and they could be just the dive off the cliff; not the fall. God’s final moves on the Earth in the final outcry of the last gospel message to a doomed world will come to a close with great speed. “For He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteous: because a short work will the Lord make upon the Earth.” Romans 9:28. It is important that we be every mindful of the fact that the Lord moves in ways, mysterious, wonderful and outside the periphery of human expectations.


  14. That is some really scary data of seismic activity. For the good of El Hierro I hope it will be over soon. Thanks for posting Alvin!


  15. luisport says:

    Magnitude ML 4.3
    Date time 2011-10-08 20:34:46.0 UTC
    Location 27.65 N ; 18.02 W
    Depth 12 km
    Distances 191 km SW San cristóbal de la laguna (pop 139,928 ; local time 21:34:46.1 2011-10-08)
    112 km S Los llanos de aridane (pop 19,635 ; local time 21:34:46.1 2011-10-08)
    85 km SW Valle gran rey (pop 4,983 ; local time 21:34:46.1 2011-10-08) and a very BIG spike in accumulated energy!


  16. luisport says:

    Volcanic eruption alert on Spanish Canary Island
    (AP) – 26 minutes ago
    MADRID (AP) — The regional government of the Spanish Canary Island of El Hierro has issued a volcanic eruption alert following almost 10,000 small tremors recorded in the past three months.
    The government posted a yellow alert — second level in a scale of four — Sunday and closed some hillside roads and a tunnel to avoid possible injury by falling rocks.
    The island’s 11,000 residents have been told to monitor communications by the civil protection authority. The island was shaken late Saturday by a 4.3-magnitude quake. Seismic activity began in the area on July 17.
    Like all the Canary Islands, El Hierro was formed by volcanic activity. It has some 500 volcanic cones.


  17. burrotraumurro says:

    hey people, looking on the earthquakes (swarm) on emsc, i’m very surprise at the regulatory distance between the earthquakes. it’s almost a matrix of earthquakes. is this natural? i don’t know but it’s strange, isn’t it? you can look at : go to the canary islands and look at gomera, where the swarm of earthquakes is located (not la palma, where the landslide could occur). here a shot i made:


  18. Brandon says:

    Alvin, do you foresee a LaPalma landslide/tsunami anytime in the near future?


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