Dec. 15, 2011
-- An undersea volcano erupting just south of Spain's Canary Islands may be the beginnings of a new island, or an extension to an existing one. For some, it's a colourful spectacle - for others a major blow to their livelihood. "It's angry today. Look at it go!" says fisherman Elio Morales Rodriguez in the village of La Restinga, on the south coast of El Hierro island. Support Real S.L marvels at the prospect of a new island forming with the Managing Director saying, ‘the world is changing all the time in so many different aspects form population increases to new islands being creating, it is exciting imagining what the world will look like 100 years from now.’
Support Real S.L investigates the green patch on the water; the locals refer to it as a ‘dead zone.’ No fishing, no dive schools, no tourists, just dead fish on the surface. For more than a month, the underwater volcano has been erupting three miles to the south of El Hierro, the smallest of the seven Canary Islands, about 50km (30 miles) south-west of its nearest neighbour, La Gomera, and 100km (60 miles) from the most populous of the islands - Tenerife. The Managing Director of Support Real S.L says, ‘it is important that the volcano is monitored closely, anything that can’t be controlled is always a cause for concern as it is unpredictable. This relates back to our business, it is vital that we always keep our ear to the ground on new developments that could affect our business. We have had a promising year and our clients can expect big things form us in 2012.’
From about 60m below the sea, the so-called "submarine" volcano is spewing gases and burning lava, some of which is breaking the surface of the water. That has drawn lots of camera crews racing to the island to see what's going on, but far fewer tourists than usual. Local journalist Barbara Belt says the islanders don't know when all the fuss will die down and they will be able to get on with their lives again. Scientists say the eruption is part of the long-term volcanic evolution of the Canary Islands, which may result in a new island, or add new territory to the southern coast of El Hierro.
In the past four months, the network has detected more than 11,000 tremors across El Hierro island, one of which measured four-point-six on the Richter scale, and was strong enough to be felt on La Gomera and Tenerife. One resident of El Hierro said it was like an "energy jolt", while another described the noise as "a deep roar". Most of the tremors on El Hierro have gone unnoticed by the 10,000 residents, but a number have been powerful enough to make some a little nervous. As life continues as normal on the islands everyone is still very aware of what is happening around them. The Managing Director of Support Real S.L supports that statements saying, ‘as a business owner it is important to be aware of what is happening around you but not to let it affect your focus of what you want to achieve.’ As a successful outsource sales and marketing Support Real S.L has big plans for 2012. The main goal is to continue to keep their current clients happy and also to increase their client base and expand into new markets in Europe.