Scientists fear a volcanic eruption in Tenerife

(ORDO NEWS) — Seismic anomalies are recorded on the Teide volcano: 70 volcanic-tectonic earthquakes occurred near the summit, raising concerns about an approaching eruption in Tenerife.

On May 27, 2020, a seismic swarm occurred on the eastern slope of the Teide volcano. A total of 70 volcanic-tectonic earthquakes occurred in the area within 8 hours. The maximum intensity of tremors was recorded at 02:51 GMT.

On May 27, 2020, the Canary Seismic Network, managed by INVOLCAN, registered a seismic swarm located between the municipalities of Vilaflor and Gia de Isora at depths of 7 to 12 km.


The maximum recorded magnitude of 2.9 is the strongest in Tenerife since January 2017.

Teide – a volcano on the island of Tenerife, the municipality of La Orotava, the highest point in Spain, the center of the Teide National Park. Height – 3718 m, relative height above the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean – 7500 m, is the highest peak in this ocean.


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