Articles tagged "canary islands"

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Magma intrusion at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Seismic activity under Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 km (5 miles), with 20 shallow earthquakes at depths between 1 and 3 km (0.6 - 1.8 miles). The maximum accumulated deformation reached...

September 15, 2021

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Alert level for Cumbre Vieja volcano raised to Yellow, La Palma, Canary Islands

A strong swarm of shallow earthquakes started under Cumbre Vieja volcano1, La Palma island, the Canary Islands on September 11, 2021, leading authorities to raise the Alert Level from Green to Yellow on September 13. There have been 10 swarms in this area of the...

September 14, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands at 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021. From the beginning of the seismic series until 08:00 UTC on September 13, a total of 1 570 earthquakes have been detected, of which 354 were...

September 13, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A new earthquake swarm started under the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Spain's Canary Islands on January 31, 2021. This is the second swarm of earthquakes in this area since December 23, 2020, and 8th since 2017. Of the numerous seismic events...

February 01, 2021

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New earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

A new seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma island, Canary Islands at 21:26 UTC on December 23, 2020. The alert level remains at Green (1 of 4) -- Carry out your activities normally. Since 2017, Cumbre Vieja has experienced 7 seismic swarms -- 1...

December 26, 2020

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Major rockslide near Argaga beach in La Gomera, Canary Islands

A major rockslide took place near Argaga beach in the municipality of Vallehermoso, Canary Islands on November 14, 2020. Authorities confirmed there were no people trapped under the rubble. Involcan warned there is still extreme danger in the area, so any cleanup...

November 18, 2020

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Crops ravaged by a massive sandstorm, heavy impact on all crops grown in the open ground, Canary Islands

Crops in the Canary Islands were ravaged by a massive sandstorm affecting the archipelago from February 22 through 24, 2020. Agrarian leaders are expecting the damages to be long-term as not only the current harvest was lost, but the next ones are also at risk. The...

February 28, 2020

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Massive sandstorm hits Canary Islands, authorities describe it as the worst in 40 years

A massive sandstorm with winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph) hit the Canary Islands over the weekend and continued into Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm caused severe disruptions and exacerbated wildfires which forced about 2 000 residents to evacuate. The regional...

February 24, 2020

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Unprecedented wildfire rips through the island of Gran Canaria, Spain

An unprecedented wildfire is burning on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain’s Canary Islands since August 17, 2019. Although it has now started to subside, it engulfed around 10 000 ha (24 710 acres) of land, leading to the evacuation of over 9 000 people from...

August 21, 2019

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Thousands evacuated as major wildfire rages on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

More than 8 000 people were evacuated from dozens of towns on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain after wildfire which broke on Saturday, August 17, 2019, near the town of Tejeda spread in two directions and scorched more than 1 700 (4 200 acres) of land by Sunday...

August 19, 2019

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Small earthquake swarm under Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands

More than 500 long-period (LP) seismic events were detected under the SE flank of Teide volcano in Tenerife, Canary Islands on June 14, 2019, indicating the injection of magmatic fluids in the volcanic-hydrothermal system of Tenerife Island. The swarm took place...

June 17, 2019

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Large amounts of African dust pushed into Greece and Canary Islands

Strong winds affecting northern Africa have pushed thick Saharan dust toward the Canary Islands and Greece on February 5 and 6, 2019, significantly lowering air quality in both regions. Large amounts of dust were pushed from Morocco and Mauritania toward the Canary...

February 06, 2019

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Destructive waves hit Tenerife, Canary Islands

A severe storm produced spectacular waves across the Canary Islands over the weekend, especially on the northern coast of Tenerife where dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes. The waves kept crashing into buildings late November 17 into 18, reaching...

November 19, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A new seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma), the Canary Islands on February 10, 2018. Quakes in this latest swarm are stronger than those in the previous swarm in October 2017, the first swarm in this area in 30 years. National Geographic...

February 16, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

​A seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma) in the Canary Islands on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Authorities said they will increase monitoring the volcano starting October 10 and assign 5 scientists to keep track of the earthquakes. The last...

October 09, 2017

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Dust over Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula and near Canary Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Western Sahara and towards the northwest, over the Atlantic Ocean. Visible through the dust is the Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula, also known as the Villa Cisneros Peninsula while the region was under Spanish colonial rule. The Canary Islands

December 30, 2012

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Dust blows south of Canary Islands

Dust from the Sahara Desert sweeps off the western coast of Africa, mainly along the shoreline of Western Sahara. The dust blows mostly over the Atlantic Ocean towards the southwest, although some reaches near the Canary Islands and the Bay of

September 12, 2012

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Increased carbon dioxide emissions at El Hierro

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of  4.4  (initially reported as magnitude 3.8 by EMSC) occurred at 18:10 UTC at a depth of 23 km.  Epicenter was in the El Golfo bay. It was felt by the islanders.AVCAM has counted 85 quakes since midnight UTC today. The IGN

November 02, 2011

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The acid green seawater reached the western coast of the island El Hierro

The acid rich green seawater has reached the western part of the island El Hierro (La Frontera side). This is really bad news for the people living there as the experience of La Restinga learned us that a lot of fish did not survive these waters.  Hopefully the

October 22, 2011

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El Hierro on "StandBy"

The activity of the underwater volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro has declined for now. The deformation of the island has stabilized and in some areas has decreased.CSIC researcher explained that they have collected samples of basalt, which shows that there

October 20, 2011

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El Hierro update

Scientists studying the volcanic process that occured in El Hierro in last ten days have not yet found the magmatic material that has been ejected in other eruptions in the history of the Canary Islands: the basalt. After a preliminary analysis of

October 19, 2011

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Subsea volcanic eruption underway approximately 5 kilometres off the southern coast of El Hierro

A submarine volcanic eruption is taking place approximately 5 kilometres off the southern coast of El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands.The Mayor of La Frontera (El Hierro), David Cabrera, confirmed in an interview on Radio iron Garoé that ‘underwater

October 10, 2011

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El Hierro awakening?

Earthquakes continue at Hierro volcano in the Canary Islands. Since July 2011 over 8000 small earthquakes have been recorded at the volcano. Deformation has increased significantly at the volcano in the past week. The alert level was raised to YELLOW on 23rd September

September 29, 2011

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Rising volcanic activity prompts evacuations on El Hierro, The Canary Islands

Over 150 earthquakes were recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands during Tuesday prompting officials to evacuate some local residents, shut El Hierro’s main tunnel, and close local schools. At least 20 earthquakes, exceeding magnitude 3.0 on the Richter

September 27, 2011

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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011