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Environment Fri, Feb 26, 2016

El Hierro volcano 'erupts' water jets at 39ºC

AN UNDERWATER volcano off the coast of the Canarian island of El Hierro is still belching out water of 39ºC nearly five years after its eruption, according to a group of Spanish and German scientists. A small submarine...

Environment Sun, Aug 9, 2015

'Killer whales' seen off Canary Island coast

A GROUP of Orcas, or 'killer whales' has been sighted off the coast of the island of El Hierro in the Canaries just two miles out to sea. A male, three females and a calf were seen by marine biology researchers...

Environment Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Earthquake of 5.1 on the Richter Scale hits El Hierro

AN EARTHQUAKE on the island of El Hierro reached 5.1 on the Richter Scale on Friday, according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN), the most intense yet since the underwater volcano started to erupt in March 2012...

Environment Tue, Apr 2, 2013

Earthquake of 4.9 on the Richter scale heightens safety...

THE most violent earthquake since the volcanic eruptions of summer 2011 has rocked the island of El Hierro, leading regional authorities to declare a state of pre-emergency. Having said just days ago that a major tremor...

Environment Sun, Sep 16, 2012

Earthquake in El Hierro

ANOTHER earthquake has been recorded on the island of El Hierro, measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale – the highest since July when the underwater volcano, which has been causing the tremors, became active once again. A...

Environment Sun, Jul 1, 2012

El Hierro sees 1,100 earthquakes in one week

A TOTAL of 125 earthquakes were recorded on the island of El Hierro today, just after its coastal areas were placed on 'yellow alert' over the risk of volcanic eruption. Having been under surveillance all last...

Environment Thu, Jun 28, 2012

Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in El Hierro again

EL Hierro is back on 'yellow alert' for volcanic eruptions after activity was detected on the island this week and 161 earthquakes were recorded yesterday. In total, 578 earthquakes have occurred in the past...

Environment Tue, Mar 6, 2012

El Hierro underwater volcano stops erupting

THE underwater volcano off the coast of El Hierro has finally finished erupting, say vulcanologists from the regional government's civil protection squad. But the Canary Island authorities intend to keep security...

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