Canary Islands Earthquake Swarm Continues

Earthquake swarm signals volcanic activity increasing in the Canary Islands

Published on July 31, 2011 7:15 am PT
– By Jim Duran – Writer
– Article Editor and Approved – Ron Jackson

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( — The El Hierro Volcano in the Canary Islands, Spam, has been swarming with over 700 earthquakes since yesterday.

Most of the quakes have been around Magnitude 2.0 however these are tight clusters between 9 and 16 km down with some being as shallow as 4 km.

The shape of the events show a magma chamber underneath. and magma may be filling the magma chamber below the volcano as a cause.

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