Soufrière St. Vincent volcano (St. Vincent Island, West Indies): new images of 2021 crater area and western flanks

Mi, 16. Jun 2021, 19:16
19:16 PM | VON: MARTIN
Hydrothermal areas are active in the 2021 crater (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
Hydrothermal areas are active in the 2021 crater (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
Upper slopes of the volcano covered by tephra deposits (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
Upper slopes of the volcano covered by tephra deposits (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
Valley on the western flank of the volcano affected by pyroclastic density currents (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
Valley on the western flank of the volcano affected by pyroclastic density currents (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
The University of the West Indies (UWI) revealed another new post-eruption aerial images taken on 12 June. Pilots from HMG Guardian focused on the 2021 crater area and western flanks of the volcano.
A look into the new crater shows several hydrothermal areas that are responsible for a continuous degassing.
A total destruction of vegetation can be observed on the upper slopes of the volcano related to massive eruptions during April this year. This area is currently covered by thick tuff layers (tephra/pyroclastic material deposits) where heavy rainfalls whittled new-formed V-shaped gullies.
They also took a picture of a valley on the western flanks of the volcano that has been affected by pyroclastic flows. This phenomenon is deadly, turbulent hot avalanche of lava rock fragments of all sizes embedded in a mixture of turbulent gas and ash racing down slopes.
In addition, no new lava dome is observed from available images.

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Mi, 9. Jun 2021, 06:00
University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) reported that seismicity at Soufrière St. Vincent (often simply referred to as “La Soufriere”) had remained low since the last episode of ash venting on 22 April. Some daily earthquakes were recorded during 7-15 June. ... Read all
Do, 3. Jun 2021, 09:08
New 2021 crater formed next to 1812 crater (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
A remarkable aerial image, taken on 29 May, depicts a new crater formed after the series of massive explosions during April this year. ... Read all
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