The National Geographic Institute has reported eleven earthquakes on the island of El Hierro over the last few hours of today (Thursday 14th June 2012) with a magnitude of between 1.7 and 2.8 degrees on the Richter scale. According to their website, the IGN states that these earthquakes have been recorded to the west, southwest and northwest of the town of La Frontera at depths of between 20 to 24 kilometers.
The first of these earthquakes was recorded at 04:40 to the west of La Frontera, at around 20 kilometers depth and the last, of 2.1 magnitude, at 07:48 to the North-west of La Frontera, at a depth of 21 kilometers. The earthquake of the highest intensity, 2.8 degrees on the Richter scale, was recorded at 06:05.
It has not been reported if any of these quakes have been felt by the islands population.
* Archive Image of volcano eruptions last year (2011)