Trying to keep up with the news at El Hierro in the Canary Islands is
hard – the seismicity and tremor has been almost nonstop for 6 months
now and over the last few weeks, the submarine eruptions have waxed and waned – but now we seem to have entered another period of strong submarine
activity (see above), which might possibly be closer to the ocean
UPDATE 3:15 EDT: It looks like the phreatomagmatic explosive activity is beginning south of El Hierro. Prensa El Hierro tweeted (translated): “Juan Manuel Santana have just announced that produce water columns and ash.” La Restinga is being evacuated as a precaution. Some new video/images of the area shows small explosive plumes/jets from the ocean surface that suggest the eruption is enterting a Surtseyan phase. Here is a live feed of TV from El Hierro with updates.