Two small clusters of earthquakes detected around The Canary Islands over the weekend 

Two small clusters of earthquakes were detected over the weekend between Gran Canaria and Tenerife and a few kilometres north-north-west of Gran Canaria over the weekend

Up to eight earthquakes were recorded around The Canary Islands, over the weekend, between 00.56 hours in the early hours of Saturday morning and 01.33 on Monday, July 24, according to the Spanish National Geographic Institute (IGN). None of them particularly strong.

Most took place between Gran Canaria and Tenerife, and a small cluster just north of Gran Canaria, at a depths of between 12 kilometres and 32 kilometres below the surface with magnitudes ranging between 1.6 degrees and up to the largest measuring around 3 on the Richter Scale.

Although seismic shifts are fairly common on this volcanic archipelago, it is a little unusual to get clusters of them happening in such a short space of time, however seismologists have not pointed to their being any real cause for concern.