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St Vincent & the Grenadines news update

Vincentians are being advised to stay clear of La volcano.

La Soufrière or Soufrière Saint Vincent is an active volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Many volcanoes in the Caribbean are named Soufrière.

The La Soufrière volcano has become active on the island of St vincent and Grenadines. And its activity is being monitored by The UWI-SRC and the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) who are the official sources of information on earthquake and volcanic activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

La Soufrière violently erupted in 1718, 1812, 1902, 1971, and 1979. The Saint Vincent eruption of 6 May 1902, just hours before the eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, killed 1,680 people. The death zone, where almost all persons were killed, was close to entirely Carib. The last Last eruption was on April to October 1979


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