El Hierro’s volcanic alert status raised to ‘yellow’ following increase in quake activity…(Look Out East Coast!!)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
By Paul Martin

June 27, 2012

CANARY ISLANDS – Seismic activity has increased on the volcanic island of El Hierro. The INVOLCAN, the Volcanological Institute of the Canaries, and the PEVOLCA (the Civil Protection Plan for Volcanic Risk), have raised the alert status in parts of El Hierro to “Yellow.” About 580 earthquakes were registered from Monday to Wednesday. Thirty of them were greater than magnitude 3 on the Richter scale – a level at which they can usually be felt. The volcano 24 hour monitoring network, National Geographic Institute (IGC), recorded a total of 221 earthquakes on the island of El Hierro, specifically in the municipalities of Frontera and El Pinar, on Tuesday June 26. –The Extinction Protocol

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