Wednesday, November 2, 2011

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake CANARY ISLANDS, EL HIERRO REGION - 2nd Nov 2011

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck the Canary Islands, El Hierro Region at a depth of 10 km ( 6.2 miles), the quake hit at 07:54:53 UTC Wednesday 2nd November 2011.
The epicenter was 50 km ( 31 miles) South of Fuencaliente de la Palma, Canary Islands
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Injuries or Damage at this time

Note; Due to increased activity on the north of El Hierro with over 300 earthquakes in the past 2 days and rising magma, the chances of an Volcanic eruption taking place in the North are highly Likely.

The Emergency services have since last night (1st Nov 2011) brought in a further 17 trucks and supplies and will be setting up shelter in case a evacuation has to take place immediately.

More to follow