Quake Shake Canary Islands – Fears of Volcano Eruption

Concerns that the Canary Islands could get caught up in a volcanic eruption sparked by hundreds of small earthquakes have been played down by scientists.

In Hawaii, a bout of seismic activity led to an eruption from Kilauea volcano, which in turn destroyed houses, buildings and cars and is still causing havoc.

There were concerns that seismic activity caused by a submarine fault between the Spanish islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria off the coast of Africa could lead to a similar eruption on Mount Teide.

The country’s National Geographic Institute said more than 270 quakes have struck near the islands since April 29, with one reaching 3.2 on the Richter scale about 22 miles from Puerto La Luz, Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Source: Newsweek