The authorities of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines reported on Friday that the volcano “Soufriere” A large root of ashes was discharged on the island of San VicenteThis is the first explosive eruption of the crater since 1979.
Researchers from the National Emergency Management Organization said, The column is estimated to be about 8 kilometers high, Although an evacuation order has been issued for the entire island. Approximately 4,500 people left their homesAmong them, 2,000 are placed in emergency facilities authorized by the government.
The rest of the evacuated people may disembark on some neighboring islands between Sunday and Monday, such as Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Grenada or Antigua and Dominica, and its authorities They have provided help.
Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves (Ralph Gonsalves) warns of volcanic eruption In the next “hours, days or even weeks”, they may become more violent.At a press conference, he was particularly excited.
Volcanologist warned A rash in the next few days. The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves (Ralph Gonsalves) also issued an order to clear the area closest to the volcano, as indicated by his office’s Twitter account.
The order takes effect immediately It aims to protect residents living in the northern part of the island, which is located on the site of a volcano, about 20 kilometers from the capital Kingston.
Therefore, he pointed out that in view of the increase in seismic activity in the area, experts pointed out that volcanic activity is now “another type”, so it is possible. “The Anticipation of Disaster”, As indicated by the organization in the aforementioned social network.
“La Soufriere” is the only active volcano in Saint Vincent and has been recorded Only five explosive eruptions since 1718As pointed out by the authorities, this indicates that 1,500 people died after the eruption in 1902.