The National Geographic Institute has today registered in the south of the island of El Hierro two isolated earthquakes registering 3.0 and 2.2 degrees on the Richter scale, which have been ‘slightly felt’ by the islands population. PEVOLCA have reported that the two earthquakes recorded in south of El Hierro may be associated with the ‘stabilization phase’ of the eruptive process. These earthquakes have been recorded at 11:45 hours and 11:57 hours and at a depth of 15 kilometers and 19 kilometers respectively, according to the Canary Islands Government. IGN scientists say the data available at present can not confirm a revival of the eruptive process and continue with ongoing monitoring.
(Archive Image of El Hierro)