For the second time in the last 30 days toxic fumes from the eruption forced the evacuation of 600 residents from port city of La Restinga on Nov. 5. The city remains at Red Alert, though the levels of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide have since subsided. In the past week, 32 earthquakes related to the eruption have been strong enough for residents to feel; 80 residents were evacuated specifically due to landslide risk from the shaking.
"Spanish volcanologists are saying that some residents of the evacuated village are annoyed because they don’t feel in danger," wrote Spanish mainland resident Jorge Esteves in an e-mail to Discovery News. "But you know, eruptions are unforeseeable, and there is a Spanish proverb that says 'Más vale prevenir que curar'—It’s better to prevent that to cure."