La Palma volcano WARNING: Tenerife and Gran Canaria earthquake SWARM as 50 quakes hit

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Paul Martin

FEARS Canary Islands’ most active volcano could blow have increased after the region was hit by 10 more earthquakes.

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The islands of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria have now been rocked by 50 tremors after a “swarm of seismic” movement of low magnitude between 1.5 and 2.7 were measured. reported on Tuesday the islands, popular holiday destinations with Britons, had been struck by 40 earthquakes in just 48 hours.

But overnight and into dawn, 10 more tremors were recorded from the huge Cumbre Vieja volcano, which sits on La Palma.

One of them reported a magnitude of 2.1, which took place just after midnight.


A 2.8-magnitude earthquake was also recorded in the northwest of the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN).

The seismic movement took place just before midnight on Tuesday at 23 kilometres deep and northwest of La Aldea de San Nicolás.

The shocking rise in such a short amount of time has prompted volcano experts from the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) to intensify surveillance on the islands.

Aerial images show white plumes of smoke as they stream out from the volcano’s crater.

It comes as experts warned the volcano could erupt and spark a mega tsunami that has the potential to cause mass devastation in Britain.

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