Movin’ On Up

An undersea volcano may lead to another Canary Island.

December 8, 2011

Canary Islands Volcano

Courtesy European Space Agency

Three miles off the southern coast of El Hierro, the smallest and most volcanic island in the Canary Islands chain, an undersea volcano is erupting. The volcano lies approximately 200 feet beneath the ocean and some of the lava and gas spewing from it is breaking the waters surface. Whether the erupting volcano will lead to another Canary Island, or an extension of El Hierro, is not yet certain — scientist state that the eruption is part of the gradual evolution of the island chain. So, if you’re looking for beachfront property in the Canary Islands in the next few years, a bubbling mass of lava a hundred feet beneath the surface may be the ticket. Stay tuned.


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