Another "Explosive Eruption" Detected At St. Vincent Volcano In Eastern Caribbean

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by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 - 06:19 PM

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) reports a volcanic eruption has been detected at La Soufriere on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent Sunday afternoon. 

"At 4:49 pm on 18/04/21, there was another explosive eruption at LS. It's been 52 hours since the last explosive event. There have now been at least 30 identifiable explosive events since the start of this eruptive phase. We continue to monitor and will provide an update in this evening's advisory," CDEMA stated. 

SkyAlert, a Mexico-based early earthquake warning company, posted a video of the alleged eruption. It said a "high eruptive column and possible pyroclastic surges," adding that "thousands of people are still sheltered in lower-risk areas."

The latest explosive eruption showed up on satellite imagery. 

St. Vincent's National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) released a statement that "ash clouds are moving towards the south and west of the island. "Alert level remains RED," NEMO warned. 

Last week, tens of thousands of residents were evacuated from the island's northern region, where La Soufriere is located. 

At the moment, the island is completely covered with ash from multiple eruptions.

 Before And After 

Before And After 

Here is more devastation from the ashfall. 

The entire Caribbean island is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis. The ashfall from eruptions has contaminated the island's water supply and decimated crops.