Unprecedent Underwater Earthquake Swarm Recorded Between Gran Canaria and Tenerife Baffles Scientists

An unprecedent underwater earthquake swarm was recorded between Gran Canaria and Tenerife!

According to scientists, such a series of 12 earthquakes, with magnitudes ranging from 1.8 to 2.4, is unknown to the Canary Islands.

12 earthquakes have been recorded on January 12, 2015 between the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife:

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According to the head of the seismic department of the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) this tremor swarm is not worrisome, but looking back at the records, this has never happened in the Canary’s Archipelago.

This is the densest seismic event to rattle the area. The most similar thing he has found so far are replica tremors registered on May 9, 1989 after a great earthquake. This time no larger quakes have been reported in the area. Listen to the sound of this swarm:

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Although these quakes were small and have not been felt by anyone around, the fact that even scientists are unsure about their cause is pretty destabilizing!

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