The underwater volcano of El Hierro, named Tagoro
30 MAY 2016. The underwater volcano of El Hierro has been officially named Tagoro, a Berber word meaning circular stones or meeting place precinct and has been proposed by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography at the Hydrographic Navy, responsible for such designations.
The Hydrographic Institute of the Navy (IHM) has called officially with the name Tagoro volcano in letters numbers 618 and 61B to until Monday known as submarine volcano on the island of El Hierro, reported in a statement the IEO,
This feature of the seabed of the Canary Islands and listed on nautical charts published by the IHM itself, which has been possible thanks to the official request made by researchers at the Vulcano project, led by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO).
The underwater eruption that occurred in October 2011 to 1.8 kilometers south of the fishing town of La Restinga on the island of El Hierro generated in just 6 months, a submarine volcano 400 meters deep, whose summit main was 89 meters over the sea surface, reaching a height of 312 meters.
The base of the volcano has a sub-circular shape 738 by 950 meters and a slope of 18.4 degrees. Tagoro was mapped first by the research vessel Ramon Margalef IEO in October 2011 and since that time, researchers at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, the Universities of Las Palmas and La Laguna and the Museum of Nature and the man of Tenerife, in collaboration with other research institutions canary, have dedicated themselves to their physico-chemical, biological and geological survey.
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May 31 , 2016.El Hierro ( Tagoro ), Canaries :
Source : El Diario