POPULAR holiday islands Tenerife and Gran Canaria were rocked by an earthquake in the early hours of this morning. But could the earthquake trigger an eruption from the volcano in nearby Palma?
The National Geographic Institute said the tremor measured 4.4 on the Richter scale and happened at 6.36am local time, at a depth of five kilometres. Only a minute earlier, a smaller quake, measuring 1.9 on the Richter scale, was also registered in the same place. Two other seismic movements were also recorded, one of them at 2.23am with of magnitude 1.7 and another at 3.07am with a magnitude 1.9.