St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is expressing gratitude to regional institutions for their support as his country remains on Orange Alerts, monitoring activities at the ‘La Soufriere’ Volcano.
The Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA) reported that on 29th December 2020 the alert level for the ‘La Soufriere’ volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines was elevated to Orange because of increased activity at the site
The volcano has had an effusive eruption, with visible gas and steam eruption and the formation of a new volcanic dome. The Volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and gas emissions can be observed from the Belmont Observatory. The small crater lake has almost evaporated, and the dome has grown.
A University of the West Indies – Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) team is currently in St. Vincent to support monitoring and data collection and analysis.
UWI-SRC Geologist Professor Richard Robertson, speaking on NBC Radio in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Wednesday (Jan 6), said experts are keeping a close eye on the situation.