The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has launched this Monday a message of calm to the population as a result of the seismic swarm that was detected last Friday on Teide and highlighted that seismic activity is “permanently monitored” through Involcan to “be prepared” in the event of any eventuality.
Scientists stress that there are no signs of a short-term eruption in Tenerife
“There is no sign that indicates that we have a forecast of an eruption”, he pointed out in statements to Cope Canarias, remarking that the Cabildo has a volcanic risk prevention plan to “know how to act”.
“That does not mean that we think it will happen, but out of responsibility we have to be vigilant and have a contingency plan,” he indicated.
Martín has insisted that “there is no sign” that indicates that there may be a volcanic eruption on the island and has indicated that this activity “is not from now, it has been going on for many years” which forces them to “be very vigilant” but without generating “alarm”.
He pointed out that the institutions have “more information than ever” thanks to Involcan and this episode of seismic instability was already experienced “a year ago and two years ago” so it has “a certain regularity”, and without downplaying it, he stressed that the The situation is constantly monitored.