Red Alert and Evacuation El Hierro Volcano Canary Islands – Oct 11, 2011

The inhabitants of The Restinga have been evacuated to Valverde and other points of the island more removed from the coast without any incident, after having be Raised up to red level the semaphore of volcanic alert In this locality for the possibility that there takes place (is produced) an eruption more superficial than that of yesterday. A new eruption in more shallow waters might produce major risks.

People in La Restinga have been evacuated to Valverde with buses and private vehicles. They are asked to stay with family if possible or can spend the night in a student home or in tents in Valverde.  La Restinga people who were not at home when the Red Alert was called were denied to enter their homes.  Police threatened people protesting against the fact they could not get belongings from their houses.

Spanish TVE News Bulletin  RTV.ES on present situation ( in Spanish)

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Related Article: Submarine Eruption and 4.3 Earthquake Hits El Hierro, Canary Islands – Oct 8-10, 2011

Source and author: traductor.elmundo.es * panoramio * earthquake-report


12 responses to “Red Alert and Evacuation El Hierro Volcano Canary Islands – Oct 11, 2011

  1. Is that the Island that poses a major Sunami threat to east coast interests of North Anerica and Central america. It had to do with a huge section of a Mountain sliding into the sea thus creating a 100′-200′ tidal wave???

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  2. If a part of the island drops into the ocean, the catastrophic consequences would appear to be unimaginable, as featured on the History channel.

    There are several videos on You Tube that address this issue.

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  3. A word of caution…………..DON’T believe everything you hear on the History Channel. Some true…some BS

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  4. La cumbre isn’t a matter of if but when

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  5. Mr. space-cakes

    I agree with Mr. Volatile. I’m living in Madrid right now, and they are talking about this EVERY DAY in the news. Yesterday they were saying that on the first week of October, they recorded 800 mini-quakes, not raging above magnitude 4. However, yesterday they evacuated La Restinga since in a period of like 5 – 6 hrs, there were about 75 quakes felt all over the island.. There are people saying that the local government is actually evacuating the whole island, though they’re doing it very slowly and in such a way to not cause a general, mass panic.

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    • a slow evacuation usually is an indicator of a 2-3month window of relative calm, in nz we have been watching our resident volcano for the past year while hundreds of tremors have been occurring under and around it and have just been given the all clear for the months leading up to January 2012, after that though they have to continue monitoring, they do keep the public up to date however and they also have articles in the paper over here on roads to take and supplies youll need etc in the case it does happen, but were only one of many regions on alert the Auckland, Taranaki and pretty much the whole center of the north island are on alert status for sudden movement or eruption as there is yet to be a big release of pressure on our section of the ring of fire. But hey no point in worrying about it, i mean what are you gonna do, try to plug the volcano? haha, just be prepared and play the waiting game with a game of monopoly on the side.

      Luke

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  6. Here is a good blog site that is up to date with comments from various scientists & locals so might be of some interest to bookmark.
    http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/?p=1620

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  7. The volcano that could, would (or will probably some day) cause a tzunami if the side collapses, is the Cumbre Viega volcano and it’s located on the island of La Palma.

    The volcano that is at risk of erupting right now, is located on / under the island of El Hierro, so it’s not the same volcano.

    IF the eruption was big enough though and connected underground to the Cumbre Viega volcano, there is a slight possibility one could effect the other, I guess. We’ve seen that kind of “contagion” happen with the volcanoes on Iceland, so it’s not out of the question or the realm of possibility, but I doubt there’s any imminent risk of Cumbre Viega blowing it’s top just yet.

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  8. Blondie it all depends which way the magnum flows as it will travel along conduits which could be connected to the CV volcano but nobody seems to know whats happening there as very little data being given due to the fact it is deep underwater.
    The fact that fish were found dead washed on the shore suggests it is venting gaseous chemicals so there is obviously magna building up.
    The best result would be for the magna to push up through the water which would create new land naturally & effectively but the worst case is if it channels to the CV through connecting conduits then we might have a problem.
    There is a lot of hype over this & there is nothing scientific to say there will be a big eruption, I think many doomtards are hoping this is the big event but it could still be another million years away!

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  9. @Asansaw: The word is magma, not magnum.

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  10. Yes, I agree completely. Also, for now the tremors seem to all be quite localized and concentrated around El Hierro. If the tremors start moving north towards La Palma, then it might get a bit more hairy, but for now, I think this event is far from being worthy of the doom label. At least for those of us who don’t live on El Hierro.! 😉

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  11. this isnt good some research i did indicates that if this amount of material goes on a downward plunge it going to catastofic event and im concerned here in capetwon especially if a megasized tsnunami happens-it appears the could be a plate crust displacement occuring way down in the earths crust this is due to ditised sea charts ive looked at and there is a faultline running in the ocean floor that would ping like a tuning fork if sum1 knws about such seismic events plz put ur thoughts down here plz

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