Wednesday, October 19, 2011

El Hierro Update: Experts expect to know within 48 hours the evolution of El Hierro - 19th Oct 2011

President of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, assures that the latest data point out that the tremor signal has fallen and that the bubble is gone.

Experts expect to know within 48 hours the evolution of El Hierro
President of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, assures that the latest data point out that the tremor signal has fallen and that the bubble is gone

Santa Cruz de Tenerife. (EFE) .- The president of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, said today that scientists will predict that within 48 hours if the Volcanic Eruption near the island of El Hierro has been stopped or there is another focus of an eruption.

Rivero, who was interviewed in Spanish TV Breakfast, has insisted that despite the fact that in the next few hours the orientation of the volcanic eruption will be known, it is still a natural event, so there is no certainty of its behavior.

Canary President said that the latest data point out that the tremor signal have fallen and the bubbling showed the underwater eruption has disappeared but has asserted that the scientists who will determine within hours if it has stalled or The magma could be erupting from a new fissure.

Rivero said he understands the feeling of uncertainty experienced by residents of the village of La Restinga, who on Sunday said they could return to their homes, and noted that the change in the variation of the wind, which has led to the coast being engulfed by a strong sulfur smell, which has kept the residents from returning to their homes.

The Chief Executive pointed out that canary decisions made by politicians at every moment are taken in line with the direction given by scientists and has stated that on Sunday there were conditions to be varied by wind conditions.

He stated that they are making measurements of air quality, which is good, and acknowledged that such situations are "very complicated" because some people think I go back to their homes and another not.

The situation of each family is different, the president added, who has considered who has the ability to reside in a location other than La Restinga will do so until the situation is settled.

He has also pointed out that the Canary Islands Government will pay rent of housing for residents of La Restinga who do not wish to go back home at this time. Source