While this blog now covers mostly Icelandic volcanoes. I am going to cover other volcanoes from time to time.
New earthquake activity started around 21:26 UTC in El Hierro volcano with an earthquake that had magnitude ML3.1 with the depth of 20 km. Largest earthquake so far had the magnitude of ML3.8 and the depth of 19 km. Depth of this earthquake swarms is mostly around 20 km. At current time nothing suggests that new eruption is about to start in El Hierro volcano. But that might change without any warning if the magma finds an clear path to the surface. But that would be detected by seismometers on El Hierro Island. So the risk of such events taking people by surprise is minimal. My automatic earthquake counter for El Hierro volcano shows that at least 143 earthquakes have taken place today so far. For the moment the earthquake swarm seems to have stopped. But I expect it to resume at any time and without any warning at all.
I do not know what is going to happen next in El Hierro volcano. But current status of the volcano is clearly something that needs to be and is monitored today. It is impossible to know for sure what is going to happen next in El Hierro volcano. But I am not going to rule out an eruption at this point.