5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Canary Islands: one of the largest tremors ever

Canary Islands Dec 27
December 27, 2013 CANARY ISLANDS Something is going on under El Hierro, and recent events suggest this time things could be dramatically different. Two years after a new underwater volcano appeared offshore of El Hierro in the Canary Islands, earthquake swarms and a sudden change in height suggest a new eruption is brewing near the island’s villages, officials announced today (Dec. 27). After the announcement, one of the largest temblors ever recorded at the volcanic island, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake, struck offshore of El Hierro at 12:46 p.m. ET (5:46 p.m. local time) today, the National Geographic Institute reported. Residents on the island reported strong shaking, and the quake was felt throughout the Canary Islands, according to news reports. The earthquake’s epicenter was 13 miles (22 kilometers) deep. Before the earthquake struck early this afternoon, the island’s volcano monitoring agency, Pelvolca, had raised the volcanic eruption risk for El Hierro to “yellow.” This warning means that activity is increasing at the volcano, but no eruption is imminent. A similar burst of activity prompted a yellow warning in June 2012, but the volcano soon quieted down. –TEP, LS
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6 Responses to 5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Canary Islands: one of the largest tremors ever

  1. mtnwolf63 says:

    “It will surge across the Atlantic at 500 miles per hour in less than seven hours, engulfing the whole US east coast with a wave almost two hundred feet high… sweeping away everything in its path up to 20 miles inland. Boston would be hit first, followed by New York, then all the way down the coast to Miami, the Caribbean and Brazil.” Millions would be killed, and as Dr. Day explains: “It’s not a question of “if” Cumbre Vieja collapses, it’s simply a question of “when”.


    • Irene C says:

      Yep, which is one reason I would never live in Florida. If I have to escape, I don’t want to drive north until I can drive away from the coming wave.

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      • mtnwolf63 says:

        The infrastructure would be devastated all up and down the East Coast. Most Nuclear Power Plants and Oil Refineries are just a few feet above seal level. The destruction would be unimaginable.


  2. Irene C says:

    After being quiet for so long, it looks like things are moving again.


  3. Dennis E. says:

    How far inland could it go? I have heard as much as 50-70 miles? Depends on terrain?
    East Coast–North Carolina.


  4. Thomas says:

    Cumbre Vieja is, of course, on another island (Palma). That said, this has been a threat for some time. The novel “Meridian” was all about this eruption and the hidden trigger that set it off.


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