More than 500 tremors recorded in Canary Islands in two hours

ROCKED: The tremors took place under Teide National Park. Credit: Shutterstock

MORE THAN 500 small earthquakes took place in Tenerife in the space of two hours yesterday (Friday), according to a local geographical institute.

The Canary Islands’ Institute of Volcanology said the tremors were recorded between around 5.10pm and 6.50pm local time. No injuries or damage were reported.

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It is the most earthquakes recorded in one event since more than 700 were detected in the space of five hours on October 2 2016.

“The cause of these tremors is probably related to volcanic magma moving in the volcanic-hydro thermal system of Tenerife,” the Institute said.

The tremors, reached a magnitude of 1.8 and took place around 10 kilometres under the Teide National Park, it added.


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