THE Canary Islands have been rocked this morning by an earthquake measuring 1.9 on the Richter scale.
At 6:30am the quake was recorded in the Atlantic between the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
The epicentre was confirmed by the National Geographic Institute as being 5km below the surface.
The Canary Islands volcanology institute, Involcan said the seismic activity was ‘normal’, according to the The Sun.
The institute said all of the stations of the Canary Seismic Network (C7) located in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro and Lanzarote, had recorded the event.