Evacuation of smallest Canary Island begins after earthquake 'swarm' sparks fears of volcanic eruption
- 108 square mile island is home to 10,000 people
- More than 8,000 tremors have been recorded on island in the last two months
- Last eruption on El Hierro was in 1793 and lasted a month
- Residents put on standby for emergency evacuation over fears of landslides
A holiday island popular with Britons is preparing for a mass evacuation because of a possible volcanic eruption.
Experts have recorded 150 tremors on El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, since yesterday - raising fears of an imminent eruption.
Last night 53 people were ordered out of their homes over fears of landslides and the army has been called in to prepare for a possible evacuation.
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