The President of the Regional Service of Civil Protection of the Azores (SRPCBA) ruled out any risk to people associated with the possibility of being underwater volcanic eruption occurs between the islands of central and western groups of the archipelago.

Nevertheless, compared to the warning received from the Information Centre and the Azores Seismological Surveillance (civilian) that an eruption could be occurring in this area since early December, the Civil Protection comes with the "phenomenon carefully," assured Peter Chapman the Lusa news agency.

The President of SRPCBA said that the situation was also reported to the maritime authorities to take steps for the possibility of gathering information for vessels operating in the area that eventually will be recording the eruption.

Teresa Ferreira of CIVILIAN, justified the suspicion of an outbreak among the island groups of western and central zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, recorded with more than a hundred earthquakes in the last 10 days.

The researcher said the Lusa that the area in question is located more than 100 km nearest islands ¿Flores, Corvo, Faial and Graciosa ¿and at depths ranging from 800 to 2000 meters.

The last documented eruption occurred in marine waters of the Azores in 1998 occurred off the Serreta, Terceira Island.