By Caribbean News Global contributor
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Forty-two years to the day that it erupted, La Soufriere commemorates her own anniversary with another explosive episode. It began at 6:30 am and still continues at the time of this post.
La Soufriere SCIENTIFIC UPDATE – 13/04/21 6:00 am
- Seismic activity at La Soufrière, St Vincent continued the pattern established yesterday, with short bands of continuous seismic tremor interspersed with long-period earthquakes.
- Following the latest band of tremor, at 1:30 am, the long-period earthquakes have steadily become more frequent.
- Audible venting was heard associated with some periods of tremor and long-period earthquake activity.
- The volcano continues to erupt explosively and has now begun to generate pyroclastic density currents – hot (200°C-700°C), ground-hugging flows of ash and debris.
- Explosions and accompanying ashfall, of similar or larger magnitude, are likely to continue to occur over the next few days impacting St. Vincent and neighbouring islands.
- The volcano is at alert level Red
- Visit the International Volcanic Hazard Health Network for information and resources on living with volcanic ash.