Seismic activity in El Hierro, Canary Islands, March 2013

Last update: 29 March 2013 at 14:57 UTC


On March 18th, 2013, the seismicity around El Hierro Island in the Canary Islands, has started to increase siginificantly. In 10 days, more than 470 earthquakes have been reported by the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Madrid, Spain) to the EMSC. Among them, 158 M3+ earthquakes and 13 M4+ earthquakes. At least four of these earthquakes have been felt by the population.

The seismicity seems to have migrated a bit South-West since the beginning of the sequence.

Real time information about this seismic sequence is available on IGN website: