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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Earthquake of 3.9 degrees north of Tenerife

imageOn Saturday, April 16th, the National Geographic Institute detected an earthquake of 3.9 magnitude, a hundred miles northeast of La Palma (or, directly north of Tenerife, by to our calculations), according to the Ministry of Development website.

The epicentre of the quake, which was registered at 12:00, was located in the Atlantic Ocean, at latitude and longitude 29.4330 north, -17,145 west. The earthquake was not strong enough to be felt on land.

Via: Europa Press Image: Instituto Geográfico Nacional

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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