Tenerife – Journey inside a lava tube

Post by dfm: Tenerife is part of the Canarian archipelago. These islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not very far from the coast of Morocco. There are 7 islands, which are Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and finally El Hierro. All islands are of volcanic origin and the main hypothesis of formation refers…

Etna paroxysm of 2013-02-23

Etna has done it again. The 5th paroxysm of this sequence of paroxysms has produced the most spectacular fountaining of this sequence and one of the most spectacular views in a long time. Around 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT) it was noticed the volcanic tremor was rising, and not much later the first strombolian activity…

Odd strain at Hekla

Hekla have one of her days today. It all started at 08.56 with a small earthquake located at Árnes close to Haukadalur SIL-station. The earthquake was clearly tectonic and at a respectable depth of 6.2km. The earthquake will most likely be revised later as it is of low probability due to low energy released. What makes…