Increase in tremors at Mount Teide no cause for alarm according to seismologists
Written by on June 11, 2019
A number of small quakes have been reported on Mount Teide in Tenerife, according to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands and the National Geographic Institute.
Breve informe del INVOLCAN sobre la sismicidad de la isla de Tenerife y su evolución durante los últimos 3 años… https://t.co/izaJDAZmEG
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In a report, the agencies say that the cause is down to a build up of gasses below the Earth’s surface, with no magma activity being recorded – meaning the risk of eruption is low.
Whilst the frequency of quakes detected has risen, this is within expected volumes according to seismologists.