People living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were advised to stay alert as a volcano in the Caribbean just gave evidence that it is still alive. La Soufrière is the most elevated point in St. Vincent. It is situated close to the northern tip of the nation and has been in dormancy since several years. But back last week on Tuesday, the volcano started to spit ash, as per reports.
When is the volcano going to erupt?
A combination of water vapor, gas and a volcanic dome emerging from the lava was clearly visible above the lava mountain. The news was revealed by Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The government at the helm of the nation controls a group of islands where about 1,00,000 people reside. It issued an orange level alert indicating the eruption were due in less than 24 hour period.
The volcano last spewed lava out of its mouth back in 1979. Luckily, there was no damage to life back then due to issue of precise warnings. However, when the volcano erupted in 1902, nearly 1600 people lost their lives. In a disconnected occurrence early a month ago, specialists from the close by Caribbean island of Martinique gave a yellow alarm because of seismic movement under Mount Pelée. Fabrice Fontaine from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Martinique stated that the yellow alert was issued directly after the volcanic eruption in 1932.
Mount Pelee also spewed lava out of its mouth back in 1902. It took the lives of nearly 30,000 people back then and was considered to be the most fatal eruption the 20th century had ever witnessed. Back in December, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii made an eruptive appearance after 2018. It caused a lava lake to be created that had a depth of 600 feet. Nonetheless, the most dynamic volcanoes in the Americas have been the Soufrière Hills in Montserrat.They have emitted persistently since 1995. The eruptions murdered at any rate 19 individuals in 1997.