There are have been quite a few of the normal type of very low-level tremors in the Pico Viejo area lately, a situation quite typical of an active though quiescent volcano, and indeed there has been quite a cluster of low-level tremors from the “In Between volcano” on the faultline between Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but never before, apparently has there been one in La Laguna. Until now.

Vulcanologists say that a tremor of 1.6 on the Richter scale was recorded to the side of the Diocesan Seminary on the eastern outskirts of the city, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The tremor was registered shortly before 4am in the early hours of Saturday morning at a great depth of 43 km.

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/small-and-very-deep-tremor-recorded-in-la-laguna-the-first-one-registered-under-the-city.html

Gran Canaria fire finally declared under control

Updated 2.30pm: The Canarian Government has declared the Artenara fire under control this afternoon. The protocols will remain in place while ground crews are damping down and bringing the fire to final extinction. Air crews have been withdrawn. At last! Updated 14...

Today 14 August is World Lizard Day

Today, apparently, is World Lizard Day. I myself live in the mountains in a dry stone wall cottage which is home to hundreds if not thousands of the famous Tenerife Wall Lizard, Gallotia galloti, of which there are various sub-species. They share our lives, and we...

Elderly swimmer dies at Puertito de Güímar

An 81-year-old man died this morning at Puertito de Güímar’s Playa del Cabezo. Emergency services say that they were called out just before 9am with reports that the man had been pulled unconscious from the water, with fellow bathers attempting resuscitation. Sadly,...

Thursday 15 August is a public holiday

Just a reminder that this Thursday, 15 August, is a public holiday for Asunción (Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven), the fiestas patronales for the whole island, and the focal point of the celebrations is the veneration of the Virgin in Candelaria itself – see...

Los Corazones de Tejina

Photo: Turismo Tenerife. In a similar vein to the Los Realejos fireworks in May, another Tenerife town has a competition between streets. During this month, three huge hearts – each one 12 metres tall and not far off the weight of a small car – will be the centrepiece...

Famous Perseid meteor shower peaks on Monday

The famous Perseid meteor shower will peak on Monday 12 August, though meteors have been visible for a week or so now and will remain visible for some time after the peak. The Perseids can produce over 50 meteors an hour with a large percentage of very bright shooting...

Advertisements

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This