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Volcanic activity in Canary Islands 2021

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They have started some evacuations.

The evacuation of people and livestock begins as a precaution against the risk of eruption
As a priority, it begins with people with reduced mobility in the population centers of Las Manchas (Las Manchas de Abajo, Jedey, San Nicolás and El Paraíso), which includes the municipalities of El Paso and Los llanos de Aridane; El Charco (Fuencaliente), La Bombilla (Los Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte) and El Remo and Puerto Naos (Los Llanos de Aridane)

The Scientific Committee of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Emergencies due to Volcanic Risk (PEVOLCA), meeting today Sunday, has recommended to the Plan's Steering Committee the preventive evacuation of the population at risk , after verifying that seismic activity has reached the maximum since start of the swarm on La Palma. Based on this information, the Steering Committee has decided to begin evacuating, as a priority, people with reduced mobility in the population centers of Las Manchas (Las Manchas de Abajo, Jedey, San Nicolás and El Paraíso), which includes the municipalities of El Paso and Los llanos de Aridane; El Charco (Fuencaliente), La Bombilla (Los Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte) and El Remo and Puerto Naos (Los Llanos de Aridane).

The volcanic traffic light remains yellow, although civil protection actions are intensified and the Technical Directorate is empowered to program the selective evacuation of other areas of the Cumbre Vieja, if necessary, under the coordination of the Cabildo and city councils. The estimated population is one thousand people.

The different administrations have also taken measures to control roads, with access cuts and suspension of activities.

This afternoon the Scientific Committee and the PEVOLCA Steering Committee meet again.

Experts have indicated that seismic activity continues to intensify with Events located on the surface to depths of 8 km. The earthquakes felt with maximum intensity III-IV are countable. There are also surface manifestations such as noise, vibrations, associated with surface seismicity. Seismic activity has peaked since the start of the swarm.

In addition , the deformations have increased, with a cumulative deformation of 15 cm (5 cm in the last 24 hours). The center of pressure coincides with the area in which the earthquakes are superficially perceived: Las Manchas and Jedey.

In this scenario, the committee considers the occurrence of felt earthquakes of greater intensity likely , which can cause damage to infrastructures. They can also cause rockslides on the LP-2 highway sections between Fuencaliente and Las Manchas and also on the LP-3 in the access to the Santa Cruz de La Palma-El Paso tunnel. Earthquakes are not ruled out in areas with steep slopes, especially if the seismicity exceeds magnitude 4.0

The experts ask the public to inform the authorities if they observe any anomaly, and that the process continues and may have a short-term evolution. At this time we are in the pre-eruptive phase, increasing the probability that it will culminate in an eruption, without being able to establish a time window.

The Scientific Committee insists on the current relevance of the dangers associated with seismicity and landslides. The intensification of measures with the preventive evacuation of the population at risk is recommended.

The continuous monitoring of the activity has been reinforced and any significant changes observed will be communicated.

The population must be attentive to the communications of the competent authorities in Civil Protection, through official channels and the media.

The Scientific Committee is coordinated by the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies of the Government of the Canary Islands and is made up of representatives of the National Geographic Institute (IGN), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC); The Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (Involcan), the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME), the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), the University of La Laguna and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

PEVOLCA establishes a volcanic traffic light as an alert system to the population based on four colors depending on the risk: green, yellow, orange and red. In yellow, information to the population, surveillance measures and monitoring of volcanic and seismic activity are intensified.

Before a volcanic eruption, there is a gradual increase in seismic activity, which can last for a long time and can be perceived by the population.

In the case of feeling an Earthquake inside a house, take cover under a door frame or a solid piece of furniture, such as a table, and stand away from windows. Don't use the elevator. If you have to leave your house, disconnect water, electricity and gas.

If you are outside, stay away from tall buildings, light poles, billboards, etc. and so you are close to the sea, stay away from the shore.

In the event of evacuation, your City Council will inform you of the evacuation routes and the established meeting point. It will only be evacuated when the indications are given to do so.

From a preventive point of view, choose a family member or friend as a point of reference to let you know where you are going in the event of an evacuation and make sure the rest of your family knows about it. If you live with disabled people who need a special evacuation (ambulance), notify the Department of Social Affairs of the City Council.

Have a means of communication available , preferably a mobile phone with a charger, as well as a battery-operated radio, flashlight, candles and spare batteries and follow the instructions transmitted by the competent authorities through television and radio. The communication of the evacuation will be made through mobile public address with the Local Police, broadcasting media or any other that is established.

Make sure you have enough medication for family members who need it on a regular basis. It is advisable to keep the personal documentation of the whole family and the home in a folder.

It is convenient to have bottled water. The drinking water supply could be affected.

It is recommended to have basic and non-perishable foods for a few days.

All adults must know how to disconnect gas, water and electricity. It will be necessary to close them in case of evacuation.

If possible, keep your vehicle's fuel tank full. Gas stations could be closed.

If you have farm animals, notify your Agrarian Extension Agency or the Cabildo information telephone number, so that they may indicate the actions to be taken. In case you have to evacuate, do not leave them tied up. Let go of them.

If you have pets, entrust their care to family or friends who reside outside the municipalities at risk. If you do not have accommodation for these animals, the authorities will take care of them. For hygiene reasons, they cannot be in the shelters.

Remember that 1-1-2 is a telephone number of the Canary Islands Government only for emergencies, if you want some type of general information about the situation you should call 0-12 or inquire through the media.



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Three more roads closed Cabildo de La Palma

Acaution measure:
❌ San Isidro Road Close - The Pilar LP-301.
San Isidro from La Pavona to the crossing with the LP-3 El Paso
❌ Los Brecitos Road LP-214
❌ Los Tilos LP-105 Road Close
#CabildoDeLaPalma #VigilanciaLaPalma
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Update by Enrique.

Translated.

The swarm has entered its most energetic phase, implying increasing seismicity until it breaks the seal containing it, and that means seismicity of 4 +, not ruling out that it can reach 5 in magnitude in the next few minutes hours / 2-5 days and therefore we are about to move to Orange at the volcanic light, at which time preventative evacuations will begin and will be the time of no return, with expected eruption in less than 48 h.
This Earthquake has sparked live and scary situations in many homes, and also detachments in many places, with lots of videos coming out. It's not clouds of smoke, ash or sulfur, it's the dust of the detachments. Follow official recommendations and be prepared to evacuate when evacuation is decreed that will be in the next few hours or days, as indicated by the volcano.
Finally stressing that there is no shooting Earthquake, which means that earthquakes will rise in intensity in the next few hours and days. please whatever you can fall, ensure it by getting off the shelves or placing a line of duct tape as barrier and pots to the ground to keep things from falling on our heads. (Enrique)
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I think we have nearly reached the point of no return.

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LA PALMA HAS STARTED TO ERUPT


https://youtu.be/Mhgm6MbA7yg
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https://twitter.com/i/status/1439596294914334727
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jUST STARTED A FISURAL ERUPTION, at 15:12 h Canaria, WE HAVE GASES CHIME ABOVE THE STEP IN THE STAINS. Canary Islands, Spain.- You can say that the eruption has begun, at its first stadium, a gas fireplace, which will be converted into a magma emission point as the hours pass, if new mouths open ..
SOURCE: Twitter
Still editing (Enrique)
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