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

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…

Major rockslide near Argaga beach in La Gomera, Canary Islands

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…

Unprecedented wildfire rips through the island of Gran Canaria, Spain

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…

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

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…

Small earthquake swarm under Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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…

Large amounts of African dust pushed into Greece and Canary Islands

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…

Destructive waves hit Tenerife, Canary Islands

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…

Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

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…