HODEIDAH, (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh visited the headquarters of Naval Forces and Coastal Defense in Hodeidah to observe the situation in the Yemeni island of Jabal al-Tair after a volcanic eruption rocked the island Sunday evening.
The volcanic eruption occurred on Sunday on Jabal al-Tair island, about 80 miles from Hodeidah coasts.
President Saleh was acquired operations of rescuing personnel of a Yemeni military unite placed on the island, who were evacuated by the military ships which still being sought after eight soldiers were missing.
President Saleh ordered the concerned bodies to take all necessary actions for rescuing and evacuating all soldiers of the military unit, and follow up any developments from the ongoing volcanic eruption on the island.
The volcanic eruption spewed lava hundreds of meters into the air and at least.
The Earthquake Observation Center in Dhamar province has said that the center observed on 28 September earthquakes of 3.7 on the Richter scale hit the area near the island.
In a statement to Saba, the center added that the earthquakes in that area began on 07 September and increased on 23 and 24.