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La Alcaldesa Bueno Secures Incredible Majority in Mogán

Mogán, May 29, 2023 – The often controversial incumbent, O Bueno, La Alcaldesa, has achieved an unprecedented and resounding victory once more in Mogán. The candidate who switched her party’s name, for these elections, to “Juntos por Mogán”, a local ally of the regionalist conservatives “Coalición Canaria” (CC), will once again assume the role of mayor. Her party has clinched a rather noteworthy 17 out of the 21 seats in the Municipal Council of this popular tourism destination located on the sunny southwest of Gran Canaria.

The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


3.6 earthquake felt across Gran Canaria on Wednesday morning

This Wednesday morning a fairly small earthquake has been reported from various places across Gran Canaria.  Tremors were felt from Agaete to Vecindario.  INVOLCAN, The Canary Islands Volcanic Institute (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias), have reported that at 08:19 (Canary Islands time) The Canarian Seismic Network operated by INVOLCAN registered a quake with a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale, to the north east of Gran Canaria, not far from Telde and the capital Las Palmas, at a preliminary depth of between 10 & 20km below the island.
In the early hours of this morning they registered a seismic swarm made up of more than 60 small-magnitude earthquakes, in the surroundings of Vilaflor, Tenerife, at depths of 7-10 km. The first event was recorded at 02:46 (Canary time). Updates are expected to follow throughout the day.
The Canary Islands are volcanic and earth movements of this sort are quite common, with no evidence yet suggesting that this is anything more than a normal event among the thousands of minor tremors measured across the archipelago every year.

**Update with new information
Local Spanish language daily, La Provincia, has subsequently reported that eight smaller tremors of some significance were detected in the early hours of this morning before the sun rose, the first of these little quakes was recorded at 03:00 hours at a depth of 9 kilometers, magnitude 2.4 and with the epicentre below the South Tenerife municipality of Adeje, and saying that the last one was detected at 07.18 hours off the coast of Telde, Gran Canaria, at about 18 kilometres deep at a magnitude of 3.6 .
The main 112 emergency service has reported that about twenty calls were received reporting this movement, which was felt by many among the population, but that no damage has been reported.
Other seismic movements of note occurred, at 03.01 hours, at a magnitude of 1.5 and at a depth of 7 km, located in Guía de Isora, in Tenerife, where at 03.15 another was detected, with a magnitude of 2, at a depth of 8 km. More were detected in the area of magnitude 2.9 at 10 km deep, a magnitude 2 at 8 km, and at 4.54 hours at a depth of 7 km and magnitude 1.7, with one that followed at 05.16 hours at a depth of 10 kilometres again in Adeje and of magnitude 1.7.


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