The La Soufriere volcano, located in the northwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, was once again registered as a “huge” volcanic eruption this morning, releasing a series of 17 kilometers of smoke, according to a report this Monday. Seismological Research Center, University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad and Tobago.
UWI has been monitoring the volcano since its eruption last Friday, and it shows that the new explosion occurred at 04.00 local time (08.00 GMT) and includes Pyroclastic flow drops.
Pyroclastic flow is a mixture of volcanic ash, volcanic rock fragments, and gas from eruptions. As UWI explained today, these eruptions came down from the mountainside after an eruption and “causing complete destruction.” After this new explosion, the authorities have not reported any casualties. This is the largest explosion since the eruption of Mount Sofuri last week.
UWI scientist Richard Robertson pointed out in a speech on NBC Radio that due to this new eruption, a new crater has been established. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is expected to hold an emergency meeting with his cabinet in the next few hours. Speed up the evacuation process And order the best distribution of aid received from neighboring countries.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines warned that other explosions may occur “in the coming days.”
The authorities of Saint Lucia in the north and the authorities of Barbados east of Saint Vincent today asked people not to leave their homes unless necessary, and if they did so, they should wear masks because of the ashes.BAlbados may close trading in the next two days In order to remove the ashes covering various places on the island.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with a population of 110,000, No significant volcanic activity has occurred since 1979. In 1902, an explosive explosion in La Soufriere killed more than 1,000 people.