Photograph by Cestomano. The lighthouse of the Orchillas was once known as the end of the world. Under this lighthouse is where the new magma chamber is forming.

El Hierro – Day 7

This will mainly be a short update. Not much new has happened during the last few days, I will just try to explain why. What we are seeing now is the formation of a new part of the magma chamber(s) under the island of El Hierro. The progression of earthquakes that we have seen moving…

Photograph by photosaereasdescanarias.com Tanganasoga volcano, one of the possible places where the new eruption will occur.

El Hierro – Day 3!

Today we have seen a change in the behaviour at Pevolca, now they have changed the level of alarm from green all over the island, to yellow for Julan and La Dehesa. They are also asking everyone on the island to familiarise themselves with the plans for evacuation and self protection. The center for the…

Image by IGN. Third LP Earthquake, and what is most likely onset of a heavy magmatic intrusion upwards.

El Hierro – Day 2

This will just be a short update with the information that has come at hand. There seems to be a full on war between Pevolca, Involcan and José Luis Barrera VP of the ICOG (Spannish Association of Geologists). Pevolca has stated that there are some reneval of tectonic earthquakes, with no risk for the population or…

The earthquake that started either the pre-eruptive run up, or a new eruption.

Eruption warning for El Hierro

On the seventeenth of June a new phase of increased earthquakes was observed by commentators on this blog. The level of seismicity was both larger and more numerous than during the previous 3 months. The location of these earthquakes corresponded with the place where the first earthquakes happened during the run up to the previous…

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.…