The Canary Islands has been rocked by an earthquake as fears grow a volcano in nearby La Palma could erupt at any moment. North of the Spanish archipelago was struck by the 3.5 magnitude quake at 8.25pm on Tuesday night. The seismic activity is just the latest to hit the Spanish islands, popular with British holidaymakers after it was struck by a flurry of earthquakes beneath the surface causing red-hot magma to lift the ground of La Palma. Experts investigating recent tremors from La Palma volcano

Cumbre Vieja – which saw nearly 400 mini earthquakes in 15 hours – found the earth has risen up to 3.5cm in the past year. And, after four days of inactivity, La Palma recorded another tremor last week when a 1.9 magnitude quake was felt nine kilometers deep. There are increasing fears such tremors could spark an eruption from the La Palma earthquake. A ship has now been sent in to study the submerged base of the volcano for two days at the south of La Palma. READ MORE