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Earth from Orbit: Volcanic eruption at Soufriere St. Vincent

La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent began erupting on April 9, 2021, spewing ash at least 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. The volcano continued to erupt over the next several days, with multiple violent explosions, allowing...

April 16, 2021

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New massive eruption at Soufriere St. Vincent, SO2 emissions spreading over two continents

A new high-level, major eruption took place at Soufriere St. Vincent volcano at 10:40 UTC on April 13, 2021. The SO2 emissions produced over the past 2 days are now spreading over two continents -- South America and Africa. Extremely heavy ash is covering the island...

April 13, 2021

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Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano, ash rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent

The majority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is without power and covered in ash on April 11, 2021, following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano. Volcanic ash is rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) above sea level and extending up to 3 000 km (1 850...

April 11, 2021

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Vincentians waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Vincentians are waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell which have now advanced to the capital after powerful explosive eruptions started at La Soufriere volcano on April 9, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano started on April 13, 1979 (VEI...

April 10, 2021

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Powerful explosive eruption at La Soufriere volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A powerful explosive eruption took place at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 12:41 UTC (08:41 LT) on April 9, 2021, producing an ash column that rose up to 12 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is a culmination of the seismic activity that...

April 09, 2021

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Red alert issued for La Soufriere volcano, evacuation ordered, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Scientists monitoring La Soufriere volcano in St. VIncend and the Grenadines have observed a significant increase in activity at the volcano on April 8, 2021, which has prompted The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to raise the volcanic alert level to...

April 09, 2021

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New earthquake swarm at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A new earthquake swarm was detected at the La Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines on April 5, 2021. The swarm was much more intense than the one detected from March 23 to 25. The alert level remains at Orange. The new swarm of Volcano-Tectonic...

April 06, 2021

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Change in seismic activity associated with the eruption of La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A swarm of small low-frequency seismic events, lasting for about 45 minutes, was recorded at La Soufriere volcano, SVG starting at approximately 14:30 UTC on March 23, 2021. The events were probably associated with magma movement beneath the dome. Monitoring...

March 25, 2021

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Sulfur dioxide emissions detected at Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Multi-Gas measurements conducted at La Soufriere volcano on February 1, 2021, confirmed the presence of sulfur dioxide (SO2) for the first time. Filter packs used to measure hydrogen chloride (HCl), Hydrogen fluoride (HF), Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Hydrogen Sulfide...

February 04, 2021

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Eruption at La Soufriere remains effusive, lava dome continues growing, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The eruption at La Soufriere volcano remains effusive, however, that could change given the historical activity at the volcano, UWI-SRC director Dr. Erouscilla Joseph said. At the moment, the eruption is localized close to the crater itself, but the volcano does...

January 28, 2021

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Lava dome continues to grow at Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The lava dome at Soufriere volcano continues to grow laterally towards the east and west. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory. The alert level remains at Orange. The University of the West...

January 15, 2021

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Soufriere volcano continues to exude magma, steam observed, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The UWI-SRC Team conducted a successful helicopter reconnaissance of the La Soufriere Volcano on January 6, 2021. The volcano continues to exude magma and the Alert level remains at Orange since December 28, 2020. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface,...

January 08, 2021

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No evacuation orders issued for residents living near Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advised all citizens and residents of St. Vincent and The Grenadines that no evacuation order has been issued to any section of the population. False information about evacuation...

January 04, 2021

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New eruption at Soufrière St. Vincent volcano, Alert Level raised to Orange, Saint Vincent and the Genadines

A new eruption has started at Soufrière St. Vincent volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on December 28, 2020. The Alert Level was raised to Orange (3 of 4). Recreational visits to the volcano have been suspended. There might be an order to evacuate...

December 30, 2020