ROCKED: Tenerife was shaken by an earthquake on Friday morning

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.


  1. Come on Charlie lets tell it how it really went. Rocked an exaggeration it was a tickle or best described a tremor in the middle of the Atlantic between Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The majority of inhabitants including myself didn’t feel a thing!!

    Location : Tenerife

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