An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 has been recorded near Arona at 04:51:49 this Wednesday, May 27, according to data collected by the National Geographic Institute (IGN). The epicenter of the tremor, which has affected the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, has been located 6 kilometers from Adeje and has been recorded 10 kilometers deep.It has only been perceived in Guía de Isora, Vilaflor and Arona, given its low intensity.
The IGN makes available to citizens a gross seismic questionnaire through which those affected can report what their experiences have been. The questionnaire, which was promoted by Fernando VI after the earthquake that suffered Lisbon in 1755, allows citizens to transfer information such as what they were doing during the tremor, what their reaction was and if the objects around them moved.
With this information, together with the collection by seismographs, the IGN can alert the population to the intensity of the earthquakes and calculate the damage that these may have caused in the affected territory.
Epicenter of the earthquake in the vicinity of Adeje. (IGN)
The earthquake this Wednesday was not the first this week. In fact, during the last days there have been 29 tremors, and so far this month, the number has risen to 102. Thus, the one experienced this Wednesday is the strongest experienced in the area in the last six months, above that registered on February 2 of this year, which reached a magnitude of 2.5.