The country of St Vincent on Friday reported that a  volcano of the name La Soufriere erupted for the second time in  Caribbean Islands. The second explosion was of smaller intensity than the first one, erupting earlier in the day, according to the country’s National Emergency Management Organisation, NEMO.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre, which is working in close-nit with the local authorities, posted on their social media page, “Another explosion observed. The vertical ash column estimated to have gone approximately 4 km(2.5 miles) into the atmosphere. We continue to monitor and update.”

Director-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross gave information on the erupting volcano. According to James, Scientists and a few of the residents did not evacuate who reside near the volcano. No reports of injuries or property damage are registered so far.  

Authorities have estimated that explosive eruptions would continue to occur for days and weeks. The nearest regions of the volcano will be affected by pyroclastic flows and surges. Experts are collecting data to observe and interpret the pattern of eruptions.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves declared a disaster alert due to the change in Volcano’s eruptive activity, putting the island on ‘red alert’. This means that an eruption was imminent.


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