A couple of days ago there started a volcanic explosion under the sea about 4 miles south of the island of Hierro. A new volcanic cone is forming. After saying that there was no danger to the population, yesterday the Govt changed its mind on receiving further information about the likelihood of a violent, explosive volcanic eruption nearer the island or actually on land, and the order came from Madrid to go to Red Alert. As a result, the villages at the sourthern end of the island have been evacuated, with people being put up in a secondary school gym, among other places. http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/10/11/espana/1318339342.html Only one person has been killed here in the last couple of hundred years due to volcanic activity, but they are taking no chances. ___________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars I am timetabled for the October 22nd Win that teaching job seminars - see you there!