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Tenerife earthquake: Vacationer hotspot ‘rattles and shakes’ as magazine four quake is felt throughout island

Tenerife earthquake: Tourist hotspot ‘rattles and shakes’ as mag 4 quake is felt all over island


TENERIFE has been “shaken and rattled” by a magnitude four earthquake which was felt by vacationers on the island.

Tremors have been recorded from Puerto de la Cruz within the north to the favored resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas within the south.

The quake struck deep within the sea final night time

The quake was registered within the sea off the coast of Buenavista del Norte at 8.53pm final night time and was even detected on the close by island of La Gomera.

Consultants mentioned it was about 20 miles deep.

“I used to be getting ready dinner at residence when the kitchen desk shook for just a few seconds,” Raquel González, deputy mayor of the close by city of Los Silos advised Spanish newspaper El Dia.Comparable

It is without doubt one of the largest quakes recorded within the historical past of Tenerife since seismic data turned out there in 1964 when the Nationwide Geographic Institute (IGN) positioned the primary station on the island. 

Seismic specialists have assured there is no such thing as a trigger for concern and Tenerife stays a really protected place to go to.

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The deep sea quake was felt by vacationers in Puerto de la Cruz[/caption]

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It was additionally recorded in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas within the south[/caption]

The emergency companies mentioned there had been no stories of any accidents.

They tweeted: “The @ 112canarias receives requires seismic motion felt within the municipalities of Arona, Granadilla, Los Silos, Buenavista, Santiago del Teide, Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz #TENERIFE.

No private or materials injury has been reported.

“Folks in Tenerife additionally took to the social networks to report kitchen furnishings shaking, home windows vibrating, cups smashing on the ground and “homes transferring for about two seconds.

“Studies additionally flooded in to the earthquake monitoring websites, together with Volcano Discovery which confirmed the quake had been a magnitude of 4 at 8.53pm.

Brits posted messages, together with: “About three seconds period, simply earlier than native firework show began. Shook our couch and rattled bottles. The identical was felt by our neighbours.”


One other mentioned: “The chair I used to be sitting on shook for 2 to 3 seconds” while one other posted: “It felt like a fuel explosion on the street.”

Different feedback included: “Sitting in armchair and felt as if somebody was pushing in opposition to it. Heard noise exterior like heavy site visitors.”

A resident of neighbouring Canary island, La Gomera mentioned: “”Doorways, lamps and armchairs trembled.”