Appears to have erupted near continuously since it was first observed in 2008. (Gee. I wonder what is heating our seas?)
Video of underwater eruption as seen from the air.
The eruption sites discovered today are much nearer to the coast than the initial location.
A Red Alert has since been issued by local authorities for the town of La Restinga, the southern-most village in the Canaries.
A submarine volcanic eruption is taking place approximately 3 miles (5 km) off the southern coast of El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands,
9 Aug 11 – Leaves layer of lava more than 12 feet thick and a mile across in some places.
Vindication – “In a surprise finding, undersea hot lava is baking ocean sediments and releasing greenhouse gases,” says this article by Larry O’Hanlon.
14 Jan 10 – (Excerpts) – “On Monday, scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute reported that they’d measured sea temperatures beneath an East Antarctic ice shelf and found no signs of warming whatsoever,”
Boiling Hot Water Found in Frigid Arctic Sea – 24 Jul 08 – “Many miles inside the Arctic Circle, scientists have found vents of scalding liquid rising out of the seafloor at temperatures more than twice the boiling point of water.
Massive subglacial volcano under Antarctic ice sheet
21 Jan 08 – A powerful volcano erupted under the West Antarctic ice sheet around 2,000 years ago and may still be contributing to present-day glacial melt,