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Tremors continue in El Hierro
Shaky start to the month
Earthquakes in El Hierro have continued into this month but should not give cause for alarm, according to the local authorities.


Earthquakes in El Hierro have continued into November
Earthquakes in El Hierro have continued into November
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21.11.2015 - The biggest tremor in the first week of November measured nearly 4.0 on the Richter scale and was recorded at 8pm on November 7, when many people on the island were at home and felt the sizeable movement.

Police say the quake, whose epicentre was pinpointed to 14 km below the surface, was reported in various parts of the Canaries’ westernmost island, where a month rarely passes without noticeable seismic activity since the undersea eruption of 2011 which led to the evacuation of the fishing village of La Restinga on several occasions.

Scientists say the current activity is “perfectly normal” and is not restricted to El Hierro.  A few days earlier a similar-sized quake was recorded midway between Gran Canaria and Tenerife 30 kilometres beneath the Atlantic.



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Earthquakes in El Hierro have continued into November 
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