Earthquake activity in Greenland and El Hierro volcano, Canary Islands, Spain

On the 11th of April 2013 a magnitude 4.9 earthquake did take place in Greenland at 23:11 UTC. This earthquake had the magnitude 4.9 and the depth of at least 10 km. This is the second earthquake in this area for the past several months. I do not know if there have been any smaller earthquakes taking place in this area. Since it is poorly monitored.

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The earthquake in Greenland. Copyright of this image belongs to EMSC.

More details on this earthquake can be found here on EMSC web page.

El Hierro volcano, Canary Islands, Spain

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake took place in El Hierro volcano on 11th of April 2013 at 15:26 UTC. Landslides did follow this earthquake. It depth was 19 km. This earthquake was also clearly felt in the island of El Hierro.

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Earthquake map of the activity in El Hierro volcano for the past 36 hours. Copyright of this image belongs to IGN.

Current activity in El Hierro volcano is less then for the past three weeks. There is a occasional large earthquake now. But nothing like in the last few weeks of March. I do not know how long this is going to last. But that might be for few weeks to years. Only time is going to tell us for how long this quiet time is going to last.

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