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An oil spill on dry land this morning from a business in the Güímar industrial estate has ended up closing four beaches in three municipalities on the east coast of Tenerife today. The Canarian Government has declared a level 1 emergency and activated its protocol for marine contamination in the Candelaria, Güímar and Arafo coastline. Originally it was Candelaria Ayuntamiento which raised the alert, but it did not take long for it to become very clear that a much wider part of the coast was or could be affected given wind and sea directions. Authorities including the regional Government, Tenerife Cabildo, Coastguard and Cecoes (Centro CoordinadorREAD MORE

Photo: Bomberos de Tenerife. Updated 2pm: As of 1pm, Bomberos de Tenerife say that the fault is already repaired though the Teleférico will now be closed throughout the weekend for checks and revisions to be carried out by technical staff. Bomberos are continuing with the rescue accompanying the 120 who were stuck in the upper station down to ground level. Meanwhile, La Orotava’s Security Department (Cecopal) has asked the public to stay away from the area while the emergency services are in operation, and the council’s Policía Local has shut the Teleférico access road to ensure compliance. Original post 18 August: There is still no officialREAD MORE

Police and Missing Persons agencies are asking for help to find Juan Carlos Acosta Sambola who went missing yesterday in Güímar. He is 51 years old, 1.67m tall (5’4″), weighs 55 kilos (8st 9lbs), with short brown hair and green eyes, and spectacles. He needs medication urgently, so if anyone has any information please phone the police – Policía Nacional on 091 or Guardia on 062, emergency services on 112, or the numbers on the poster. Please also see THIS page for information on what to do if you are affected by someone’s disappearance here in Tenerife.READ MORE

An 80-year-old man was knocked down on the TF13 in Tegueste shortly after 7am. Emergency services say that they were called out again at 7.13 this morning with reports that the man had been run over, but sadly when ambulance crew arrived they were unable to help him due to the injuries he’d sustained in the accident, and he was declared dead at the scene.  The sad incident was the second fatal accident in north Tenerife in the last 24 hours, with a woman being knocked down and killed on the TF5 near San Juan de La Rambla (see HERE) yesterday morning, again around 7am; sheREAD MORE

A woman was killed early this morning after being knocked down on the TF5 near San Juan de La Rambla. Emergency services say they were called out shortly before 7am with reports that a woman was unconscious after being knocked down by a vehicle, but sadly ambulance crew were unable to do anything for her due to the injuries she sustained, and she was declared dead at the scene. The Guardia Civil is investigating the incident.READ MORE

Graphic: IGN. We get low-level seismic activity here most of the time, with volcanologists assuring the public that these are within the range of normal for an active volcano, and indeed of value to avoid the build-up of a situation that could create conditions for an eruption. And so the latest cluster around 1am on Thursday 16 August is nothing to be worried about: the tremors registered by IGN were all 1.4 or 1.5 at depths of between 11 and 15 km. Once again the cluster had its epicentre under the slope of Pico Viejo, the area of previous clusters and it was followed around 7amREAD MORE