El Hierro Volcano activity report

Last update: August 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm by By

This is the most recent El Hierro Volcano eruption report You may follow also Facebook Volcano PageGoogle+ VolcanoesTwitter : @VolcanoReport With the collaboration of Joke Volta, an El Hierro resident and Julio del Castillo Vivero, photographer. Read also:  links to all 59 prior parts of this eruption report please go to the bottom of this page Read also: The 2011 submarine volcanic eruption in El Hierro (Canary Islands), Spain Useful links  : @VolcanoReport  -  Picasa Photo Album  El Hierro Webcam (only 1 active) :  Frontera-SabinosaFrançaisNederlandsEspañolJapanese (automatic translations) THIS PAGE WILL REFRESH AUTOMATICALLY EVERY 10 MINUTES, KEEP IT OPEN IN A BROWSER TAB 


Many thanks to all the people (among them a lot of volcano lovers) who have send us donations. May we ask the people of El Hierro, reading this page, to use our I HAVE FELT IT form when they feel the current earthquakes. The way you feel it will give us some additional information on what is going on (written on December 22 at 19:46 UTC). Click on this I HAVE FELT IT link. You can write in your own language.
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2014-08-26 15:09 UTC
We are sorry not to have posted more information on El Hierro, since late July. A lot of earthquakes in the world and now recently the Iceland Bardarbunga volcano are part of the reason. Here is the list of the El Hierro seismicity over the last 28 days.

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2014-07-28 11:09 UTC
Nothing spectacular the last couple of weeks. If a sudden revival would happen we will jump in with a new information stream of course.

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2014-07-05 13:34 UTC
Its about time to report the earthquakes of the last couple of weeks (Sorry Susanna). Here is the list of the preceding weeks.

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2014-06-12 22:52 UTC
Very little action to report during the last couple of weeks

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2014-05-20 16:34 UTC

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2014-05-17 09:52 UTC

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2014-05-12 08:44 UTC
No important changes in the seismicity pattern

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2014-05-03 14:29 UTC
Only 2 El Hierro earthquakes since our last update, but that does not mean anything of course :)

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 Links to earlier parts of this extensive El Hierro eruption report : (28/7 – early 09)  – (25/09 – 10/10)(11/10 – 13/10)- (14/10 – 17-10)  -  (18/10 – 21/10)  -  (22/10 – 26/10 )(27/10 – 31/10 )(01/11 – 03/11 )(04/11 – 06/11 )(07/11 – 08/11)(09/11- 11/11)  – (12/11 – 15/11) – (16/11 – 19/11)  – (20/11 – 23/11) – (24/11 – 27/11) – (28/11 – 02/12) -(03/12 – 07/12) – (08/12 – 11/12) – (12/12 – 15/12) – (16/12 – 18/12) – (19/12 – 25/12) – (26/12 – 31/12) – (01/01 – 03/01) – (04/01 – 07/01) – (08/01 – 13/01) – (14/01 – 19/01) – (20/01 – 25/01) -  (26/01 – 30/01) – (31/01 – 04/02) – (05/02 – 10/02) – (11/02 – 16/02) – (17/02 – 23/02) – (24/02 –29/02) – (1/03 – 10/03) – (11/03 – 18/03) – (19/03 – 23/03) – (24/03 – 28/03) – (29/03 – 03/04) – (04/04 – 10/04) – (11/04 – 21/04) – (22/04 – 30/04) – (01/05 – 10/05) - Part 43 (11/05 – 31/05) – (01/06 – 14/06) – (15/06 – 24/06) – (25/06 – 26/06) – (27/06 – 28/06) – (29/06 – 01/07) – (02/07 – 06/07) – (07/07 – 31/07) – (01/08 – 31/08) – (01/09 – 11/09) – (12/09 – 30/09) - Part 54 (01/10 – 15/12) - Part 55 (16/12 – 16/03) - Part 56 (16/03 – 26/03) – Part 57 (27/03 – 30/03) - Part 58 (31/03 – 12/08) - Part 59 (13/08 – 30/11) - Part 60 (1/12 – 25/12) - Part 61 (25/12 – 31/12)- Part 62 (01/01 – 30/04)


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Comments

  1. Monika says:

    Guten Morgen,

    vielen Dank für die gute und aktuelle Berichterstattung.

    Gestern abend gab es zwischen 20.30 Uhr und 21.06 Uhr zwei Beben (2.3 und 2.0) unter Land, die laut IGN in 0 km Tiefe stattfanden. Wenn das stimmen sollte, macht es nachdenklich, oder?

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Dear Monika,
      O km means that the data they have received are not accurate enough to report = no reliable data. Hope this explains a lot.
      O km bedeutet, dass die Daten, die sie erhalten haben, sind nicht genau genug, 0 = keine verlässlichen Daten zu berichten. Hoffe, das erklärt viel. Armand

    • Monika says:

      Danke, Armand. Die roten Signale auf der Animacion von Avcan hatten mich aufgeschreckt. Jetzt kann ich es einordnen.

  2. Roland SEMEESE says:

    Hello Armand,

    Deze nacht 4.04 uur een beving van 3.8. Alhoewel nog zeer diep toch veel dichter bij Restigna, en vooral veel meer oostwaarst dan de rest van de bevingen de laatste dagen.
    Ik geloof erin dat binnenkort het magma zich een weg zal banen en de zwakke plekken onder de vorige eruptiekanalen zal bereiken.

  3. Daniel says:

    Hi!

    “Sentido”-earthquakes (felt by people) are back an El Hierro….!

  4. phil says:

    The reason for the accuracies of ultra rapid, rapid, and final is linked to the GPS system used to measure them.
    The satellite orbits are predicted ahead of time and measured from refernce stations, then corrections are computed based on measurements and used to update the orbit predictions.
    so the RAW GPS data for the satellite orbits is not known precisely in advance, because they are pertrubed by solar effects, gravitational effects, and the earhts magnetic fields.
    so Ultra Rapid measurements are always less accurate than final measurements because of uncertainties of the SV orbits.

  5. Benjamín says:

    Armand what does ultra rapid deformation mean? That the island is growing?

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Good question Benjamin. I have written my answer as the latest update on top of this article. Hope you will understand it.

    • Benjamín says:

      Thanks Armand and Phil for the taking the time to explain, but i’m still a bit puzzled.
      I understand now how the Ultra Rapid, Rapid and Final are measured and that they are “products”, however I’m missing what they actually mean.

      I understand they have a meaning and they are used to indicate horizontal en vertical deformation.
      But what does deformation mean in this context? Litteraly deformation? As in the change of form of an object?

      That’s why I asked if it means that because of the lava/magma the Island is swelling up or something?

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      This means indeed that the location were the GPS has been installed is pushed towards North, South, East or West and up. Installed in a number of locations, these moving locations can give a clue on where the source of this magma pressure is located. An eventual eruption is most likely where the deformation is strongest. Of course in the case of El Hierro, the 2011 eruption was in the Las Calmas sea. There are unfortunately no stations in the sea.

    • Benjamín says:

      Ok thanks Armand.

  6. patricia says:

    Armand re today’s report on El Hierro – the word for on the ocean sea floor in English is, on the ” sea bed”. Nearly right! Thanks for all your hard work!

    It is almost as if we had a dress rehearsal in 2011. Now” they” know what to do!

  7. df says:
    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      Normally we should say also mar de Fondo or Bottom tide, but we will have to wait for Pevolca to get the final result. The mar de fondo has normally no jacuzzi spot like in our images above + the GES helicopter people clearly were talking about a Burbuja or Jacuzzi. They had a far better view than we had + they surely have not published all pictures they have taken + they may have had other instruments aboard too. A mistery more !

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