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La Soufriere Volcano: Foreigners abandon St Vincent in cruise ships

La Soufriere volcano has been shooting explosive ash and gas continuously since its first eruption on April 9, 2021, forcing evacuation of thousands of people The ash fall has contaminated existing water sources and triggered a water shortage across the island. Meanwhile a cruise ship arrived to evacuate some of the foreigners who had been […]

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La Soufriere Volcano: Relief boat carrying supplies to Saint Vincent drowns

‘Sunshine Angels’ – the vessel carrying supplies from Saint Lucia to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines capsized on Saturday afternoon, police said. Three people were rescued by another boat. Law enforcement officials told reporters that the individuals on board at the time the boat sank were the Saint Lucian captain, Mark Clement St Rose, who […]

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Humanitarian crisis caused by La Soufrière volcano to last for months: United Nations

The humanitarian crisis caused by volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of St Vincent will last for months, a UN official has warned. Didier Trebucq, the UN co-ordinator for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean said nearby islands including Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda could also be badly affected. About 20,000 people have been evacuated from their […]

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St. Vincent facing water shortage as La Soufriere volcano eruptions continue

Officials on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent have warned that residents are facing water shortages, as ash from La Soufriere volcano has contaminated local supplies. The volcano erupted again around 6am on Tuesday, the fifth-straight day of explosions and sent plumes of smoke into the air, as well as ash and other volcanic material […]

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St. Vincent Volcano: Satellites capture explosive La Soufrière eruptions

The La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent, which first erupted on Friday continues to spew ash and smoke high into the atmosphere. Weather satellites have captured dozens of eruptions since the volcano first blew its top last week, ash now spreading hundreds of miles eastward and extinguishing the sun in Barbados. UPDATE: There were more […]

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‘La Soufriere volcano destroying everything in its path’: Huge explosion sends out more gas and ash

La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent has erupted in another huge explosion on Monday, sending sulphuric gas and ash over a wide area and prompting concerns about the safety of residents who have not evacuated. The volcanic eruption sent fast-moving hot gas and volcanic material down the south and southwest flanks […]

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IN PICTURES: La Soufriere volcano erupts in Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent’s largest volcano, La Soufriere, exploded for a second time on April 11. This has left the Caribbean’s largest island nation covered in ash. La Soufriere had been dormant for decades. It hadn’t rumbled, spewed lava or emitted any ash plumes since 1979. However, all of that changed in December 2020 when it suddenly […]

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What the Saint Vincent volcano’s eruption means for the atmosphere

After blasting to life after decades, the La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent has continued to vent ash into the air, along with regular volcanic rumblings. So far no deaths have been reported, but the volcano is expected to cause significant hardship, with thousands expected to be displaced for several weeks […]

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‘Explosions, ash fall from La Soufrière to continue over next few days,’ experts warn

The island of St Vincent is likely to see further volcanic eruptions and ash fall over the coming days, experts have warned. The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing more than 16,000 people to evacuate their homes. Smaller explosions continued over the weekend, triggering […]

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Rumbling noises emanate from St Vincent volcano putting the country out of power

A new “explosive event” has been reported at a volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines which erupted on Friday, shaking the ground and blanketing the island in a layer of fine volcanic rock. After decades of inactivity, the volcano erupted spewing dark clouds of ash some 10km into the air […]

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Ash rain, sulphur smell engulfs Saint Vincent after La Soufriere volcano eruption

Heavy ash rained down on parts of the eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and a strong sulphur smell enveloped communities a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of people who evacuated their homes under government orders. Caribbean nations including Antigua and Guyana on Saturday offered help […]

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Saint Vincent: Cruise ships evacuate thousands as La Soufrière Volcano begins erupting

A volcano has begun erupting on the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. More than 16,000 residents were evacuated as volcanic activity on La Soufrière increased on Thursday, with the volcano emitting plumes of ash. Evacuees are being given temporary homes on cruise ships and in safer parts of the island. At 8:41 am this […]