Thursday, August 15, 2013

Earth tremor south of La Gomera and El Hierro

La Gomera graph
There was an earthquake of 3,9 on the Richter scale in the Atlantic about 90 miles directly south of La Gomera and south-east of El Hierro on Tuesday night at about 7:40pm. It occurred at a depth of 27 kilometres and registered fairly strongly on seismographs as far as Fuerteventura. Tremors below the seabed around the Canary Islands are not unusual and nothing to worry about, but they happen more frequently to the east and north-east of La Gomera around the eastern Canaries. The seismic activity on and around El Hierro island continues and has picked up a little in the past few days, but most quakes were very weak and not felt by the islanders, including the 2,9 this morning in the sea just a few miles west of the 2012 La Restinga eruption area.

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