Graphic: IGN.

Seismologists say that a seismic cluster is underway near Vilaflor, with four new tremors today the largest of which was 2.4 mblg at a depth of 9km. The others were 1.2, 0.6 and 1 at respective depths of 10, 8 and 11km. There are no reports currently of anyone feeling the largest of the four but IGN says it would have been possible so there might be some people out there who felt the earth move shortly after 4am this morning. A “microtremor” has also been recorded off the coast of Playa San Juan in Guía de Isora: this was 0.5 mblg at 17 km. Experts say they are continuing, as always, to monitor the situation but these clusters at this low level are normal and indeed desirable for an active volcano, and not something that anyone necessarily need be concerned about.



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