- The La Soufriere volcano erupted this Monday on the island of St. Vincent
- Although the authorities ordered an evacuation, there are some people who refuse to comply
- The volcano released a huge amount of ash and volcanic gas early Monday morning
With a thunderous explosion, the La Soufriere volcano erupted this Monday on the island of St. Vincent and although authorities ordered an evacuation, there are some people who refuse to comply, according to information published by the news portal of KTLA 5 and the AP news agency.
The first reports say that the volcano released an enormous amount of ash and volcanic gas early Monday morning in what is considered the largest explosive eruption to date since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island.
Since last week there has been movement on the island due to the volcano in San Vicente and the authorities are concerned because despite the fact that they have launched alerts to the population, there are many people who refuse to leave for fear of losing their belongings.
Although this explosion has been considered one of the strongest, the authorities still do not have reports of people injured or killed, since it was much more powerful than the one that was registered last Friday.
“HE IS DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN HIS PASSAGE”
“It is destroying everything in its path,” Erouscilla Joseph, director of the Center for Seismic Research at the University of the West Indies, told The Associated Press. “Anyone who did not pay attention to the evacuation, must leave immediately.”
There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths from the latest San Vicente volcano eruption, which was even larger than the first on Friday morning. Roughly 16,000 people living in communities near the volcano were evacuated Thursday on government orders, but an unknown number are refusing to leave. Filed Under: La Soufriere Volcano Eruption
Richard Robertson of the seismic research center told local station NBC Radio that a new crater has been created. He said the pyroclastic flows would have washed away everything in their path. “Everything that was there, man, animal, anything is gone. And it is terrible to say it ”, indicated.
Joseph said the most recent explosion is equivalent to the one that occurred in 1902 and killed about 1,600 people. The volcano last erupted in 1979. Ash from ongoing eruptions has fallen on Barbados and other nearby islands. Filed Under: La Soufriere Volcano Eruption
Volcanic activity has threatened food and water supplies. The local government has begun to dig wells in search of fresh water to be able to distribute it to the population by means of trucks, given the need that exists.
“We cannot put a tarp over the river,” said Garth Saunders, the island’s water minister, referring to the inability to protect water resources from ashfall and emergency alerts. Filed Under: La Soufriere Volcano Eruption
La Soufriere volcano eruption: AWESOME
Speaking to NBC Radio, Saunders assured that authorities are trying to establish water distribution points. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced a high-level meeting in the next few hours to assess the water shortage.
Large quantities of tents, blankets, stretchers and other basic supplies donated by neighboring countries are arriving. At least four empty cruise ships were on guard off the coast, ready to take residents to other islands, such as Antigua and Granada. Filed Under: La Soufriere Volcano Eruption
La Soufriere volcano eruption: Great magnitude
Gonsalves told NBC Radio on Sunday that the government will do everything in its power to help those who have been forced from their homes. The actions continued during this day and would drag on until they had better security.
“What we have in front of us is an operation of great magnitude,” said the prime minister. “It will be very expensive, but this is not the time to skimp on resources, this will be a long-term effort.” Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and participate for a $ 100 gift card each month. Receive your favorite news in your email inbox from today. Filed Under: La Soufriere Volcano Eruption
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