Wednesday, November 9, 2011

El Hierro

In case you're not aware of what's currently occurring off the coast of Africa, I'll inform you. El Hierro, one of the seven islands comprising the Canarian archipelago, had been recording numerous quakes caused by an imminently unruly volcano (over 10,000 since July!), and in the past couple of days they've actually witnessed underwater eruptions.

While it makes me really sad to realize that this is killing marine life all around the island, I can't help but stand in awe at how gorgeous these images are.

Do you know what that is? That's recently solidified lava floating up to the surface.

These are the rocks they've collected so far.

Photos from Presidencia del Gobierno de Canarias, NHArq, NASA Earth Observatory, El Pais, Spiegel Online

Videos from nuestrasislascanarias, tubecramper

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