The seismic swarm detected a few days ago in the surroundings of Teide has overwhelmed the population of Tenerife. However, the authorities have launched reassurance messages to the citizens. The last one has been the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands itself (involcan), who has pointed out that “there is no reason to be alarmed”.
Luca D’Auria, director of the Involcan Volcanic Surveillance Area, explained before the microphones of COPE Canary Islands “This is not the first time something like this has been observed.” In fact, similar episodes were recorded on October 2, 2016 and June 14, 2019.
The origin of the events is related to the hydrothermal system (gas, steam and hot water) that is under the volcano. “There may be an arrival of gas from a deeper source that becomes pressurized again,” says the expert.
The person in charge of involcan remember that Tenerife is a volcanically active island and, “although it is not an indication of an eruption in the short or medium term, the probability is not zero and Teide will erupt again sooner or later.”