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El Hierro Volcano Update : 7th December

Wed 7th Dec 2011
El Hierro Volcano Update : 7th December

Spain´s National Geological Institute (IGN) Scientists, observing seismic and volcanic activity on the Canary Island of El Hierro have recorded just 2 earthquakes over the course of the last 24 Hours (14.00 hrs Tuesday - 14.00 hrs GMT Wednesday).

Activity has fallen considerably over the last week, with Earthquakes numbering between 2 and 4 per week, compared with an average of 12 per day around one month ago.

As in previous days and weeks, these two Earthquakes took place in and around the El Golfo bay area, off the coast of Frontera to the north of the Island. The Magnitudes recorded registered 1.6 and 1.9 on the richter scale, at depths of 23km and 15km respectively.

Meanwhile, scientists observing the underwater Volcanic eruptions in the Las Calmas bay area, off the coast of La Restinga on the south of the island have told PEVOLCA that the temperature of the sea around the `jacuzzi´ is beginning to stabilize. Temperatures peaked on the 6th of November with a maximum recording of 30.9 Degrees, but have now returned to an average of 21.3 Degrees.

Read further news stories about the El Hierro Volcano by clicking the link HERE .

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