The eruption of the volcano on the island of La Palma is on its third day completely off. Involcan scientists have expressed their optimism about this situation that, if it continues for the next ten days, it will be considered off.
“We are moderately optimistic,” said David Calvo, scientist and spokesperson for Involcan. “Always with the caution that these situations require and, above all, with the expectations of the population,” the Involcan spokesperson remains expectant about the situation that has unleashed on the island of tranquility.
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“It has been a fairly quiet 24 hours. The seismicity is very low and so are the gases. Little by little we are confirming the data that are coming in and let us cross our fingers that this silence is definitive. For now, there has been no rebound in activity and that’s a good sign, “recalled Calvo in an interview on Hoy Poy Hoy La Portada of Radio Club Tenerife.
Pedro Sánchez announces new measures for La Palma
Pedro Sánchez announced this Thursday a new package of measures aimed at those affected on the island of La Palma and which will be approved in the Council of Ministers to be held this Friday.
We maintain our commitment to the residents of La Palma. Tomorrow in #CMin we will approve a new package of measures to expand existing aid and to arrive as soon as possible. With actions in housing and support for SMEs, farmers, ranchers and seafarers. pic.twitter.com/nHdFd06JYU
– Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) December 16, 2021
Specifically, the President of the Government has highlighted, above all, the extension of the compensation limit for the loss of housing from the 30,000 euros established so far to 60,000 euros. “They will be complementary aid to the compensation that is now being received from the insurance and the aid from the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo,” he said.
In addition, it has also announced a new package of seventeen and a half million euros of aid aimed at small entrepreneurs and the tourism sector and will allow them to postpone their debts until May 2, 2022. The payment bonus will also be approved this Friday of social security while they cannot carry out their activity. For the agricultural and livestock sector, its aid package is extended from the planned twelve million to thirty million euros.
Pedro Sánchez also wanted to send a message of encouragement to the palm trees and stressed that “the solidarity of Spain” is with all of them. Despite the optimistic atmosphere due to the completion of the volcano’s eruption on the island, Sánchez has been cautious from Brussels: “We are seeing that the volcano begins to register minimum levels of activity, but we have to be prudent and we have to wait for the science to know the immediate future of the volcano on the island of La Palma “.