The Volcano on St.Vincent Could Erupt Yet Again, Being Larger Than the Last Time

La Soufrière, the highest peak on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, started an explosive eruption on Friday morning, forcing thousands of people to evacuate from the smoky sky.
However, an even larger eruption may ensue.
Richard Robertson, a geologist at the University of the West Indies Earthquake Research Center, said the volcano is erupting. The initial explosion of dust and debris from San Vicente that it experienced on Friday may be just the beginning.
He said at the press conference: “The explosion has already started, and there may be more such explosions.” “The first explosion is not necessarily the worst, and the first explosion is not necessarily the largest explosion the volcano will produce.”
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (Ralph Gonsalves) ordered residents on the north side of the island to evacuate the red zone of volcanic danger on Thursday. The Associated Press reported that some 16,000 people were forced to flee their homes.
Smoke and ash fell overnight, covering communities and streets across the island on Saturday morning. Robertson said the ashes are expected to fall in the next few days, possibly even in a few weeks.
The volcano’s dome is approximately 3,100 feet long and 820 feet wide. It was destroyed in Friday’s eruption, spewing 460 million cubic feet of debris into the atmosphere. Robertson said the soot could reach Jamaica and parts of South America.
The last major outbreak at La Soufrière was in 1979 and lasted for several weeks. Robertson said this eruption was “probably bigger than in 1979.” He added: “We don’t know how much material to release.”
Hard-to-remove fine ash particles can cause respiratory illness, especially for people with potential problems. Robertson advises those who decide to stay on the island to do their best to clean up the ashes until the ashes settle or get wet.
As more and more potential volcanoes erupt, Robertson advises residents to move as far south as possible. He said that from the sound of the magma moving inside the volcano, Rasofríar’s hum could be heard throughout the night.

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