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The 2011 submarine volcanic eruption in El Hierro (Canary Islands)
Estación Volcanológica de Canarias, IPNA-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), La Laguna, 38206, Tenerife, Spain.
Departamento de Física-Geología, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Grupo de Investigación GEOVOL, Dpto. de Física, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain .
Estación Volcanológica de Canarias, IPNA‐CSIC, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
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2012 (English)In: Geology Today, ISSN 0266-6979, E-ISSN 1365-2451, Vol. 28, no 2, 53-58 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
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Forty years after the Teneguía Volcano (La Palma, 1971), a submarine eruption took place off the town of La Restinga, south of El Hierro, the smallest and youngest island of the Canarian Archipelago. Precursors allowed an early detection of the event and its approximate location, suggesting it was submarine. Uncertainties derived from insufficient scientific information available to the authorities during the eruption, leading to disproportionate civil protection measures, which had an impact on the island's economy—based primarily on tourism—while residents experienced extra fear and distress.

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2012. Vol. 28, no 2, 53-58 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-292865DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2451.2012.00827.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-292865DiVA: diva2:926850
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