The Tanganasoga central volcano, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain.

El Hierros center of activity & Riddles

During the last few days activity has continued at El Hierro even though earthquake activity has decreased a lot. Harmonic tremor is though still increasing and GPS uplift is rather dramatic with maximum values at 75mm. With a bit of internet-spelunking I have tracked down where the maximum activity is, an indicator of where a…

Image by IGN. Earthquakes during the last 48 hours.

Bob – Why bother to stop erupting?

The volcanic vent affectionately known as Bob, a part of the Tanganasoga Volcano, south of El Hierro has resumed its eruption. Many people have declared it dead, Pevolca, IGN and Nemesio Perez has together declared the volcano dead more than 20 times. Declaring an active volcano to be dead seems like a rather futile endeavor.…