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Magma Continues to Ooze from La Soufriere

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iWitness SVG: An aerial reconnaissance conducted on Wednesday indicated that there are no significant changes at the La Soufriere volcano since the previous day, when an effusive eruption was noted at the 4,048-foot mountain.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said magma continues to ooze to the surface and the new dome has increased in size.

The Executive Committee of NEMO, which comprises technical officers from the various government departments, private sector and non- governmental organizations met Wednesday at NEMO’s conference room to activate plans, in the event that the level of seismicity increases and evacuation becomes necessary.

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has activated the regional coordination plan as per the protocol, which corresponds, to the orange volcano hazard alert level, to which the alert was raised after Tuesday’s eruption.

Orange is the third highest on the four-level scale, with red being the highest.

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