Canary Islands Government Relocate Entire Population of Island Close to Cumbre Vieja

The population of El Hierro will be informed about the recent earthquakes

related: Cumbre Vieja Volcano -- Potential Collapse and Tsunami at La Palma, Canary Islands




September 2, 2011
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Pevolca The Scientific Committee, met this morning at the request of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Security of the Canary Islands Government, decided to relocate the population of El Hierro directly, the most important conclusions from information gathered by seismic and volcanic National Geographic Institute (IGN) and the Institute of the Canary Islands volcanological (non-tip) on the earthquakes recorded on the island since last July.

For this design a specific communication plan which will include, among others, technicians and scientists from this committee, coordinated by the City Council of El Hierro, the spokesperson continues to assume given the green light situation in pre-alert, of peace for the population.

The pre-alert state is triggered given the time duration of this series and seismic in order to increase coordination between the institutions involved and the level of information to citizens who are beginning to view with concern a situation that qualifies the Scientific Committee "normal" given the volcanic Canary Islands

The Scientific Committee comprises, in addition to the Canary Islands Government, the National Geographic Institute, the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Meteorological Agency, and the invitation of the Director Plan, on this occasion, the City Council of The Iron, the Cabildo of Tenerife and the Canary Institute of volcanological

Data provided by the seismic monitoring station can be viewed on IGN web www.ign.es





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