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Scientist Says St Vincent’s La Soufriere Volcano Has Re-Entered An Uncertain Period

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By Ernesto Cooke

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (News784) – St Vincent’s La Soufriere volcano last erupted on April 13th 1979 and rumbled back into life in December of 2020.

We have re-entered an Uncertain period as it concerns the La Soufriere volcano.

Lead scientist Richard Robertson on Wednesday said the activities currently are associated with the growth of the dome.

He says this may be a good thing as it is familiar territory in terms of monitoring.

“ The downside could mean we are continuing with this dome growth period, with all indications that there is no clear end in sight, so basically we are back into that uncertain period where it can speed up in growth, go explosive or simple stop growing”.

Robertson said the return to a current activity means we may be going on for a more extended period with dome growth, or we may also renter that short active period we recently experienced.

The lead scientist said the current behaviour of La Soufriere is similar and different to activities in 1902, 71 and 79.

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