Over 260 earthquakes in 48 hours on El Hierro

Since the beginning of what is being labelled the sixth series of seismic events on the island of El Hierro since the volcanic activity began in July 2011 there have been 260 registered earthquakes on the island from Friday 14th March to today, Sunday 16th March 2014.

Yesterday (Saturday 15th March 2014) there were 136 registered earthquakes, none of them over 2.4 degrees on the Richter scale, and none felt by the islands population. They all occurred to the east of the area of EL Golfo at a depth of between 15 and 20 kilometers.

Since the process began in July 2011 there have been a total of 21,600 earthquakes.

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