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Soufrière St. Vincent volcano
Stratovolcano 1220 m / 4,003 ft
West Indies, St. Vincent, 13.33°N / -61.18°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Soufrière St. Vincent volcano eruptions:
2020, 1979
Typical eruption style:
effusive (lava dome extrusion) and explosive

Soufrière St. Vincent volcano (West Indies, St. Vincent): actively growing lava dome

Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 09:23
09:23 AM | BY: MARTIN
Actively growing lava dome associated with elevated surface temperature visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
Actively growing lava dome associated with elevated surface temperature visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues and has remained essentially unchanged since the last update.
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) led by geologist prof. Richard Robertson in collaboration with National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) reported that the new extruded lava dome remains active on the edge of the old lava dome from 1979 and still growing in size.
Visibility for aerial flights of the new effusive phase was very limited due to dense clouds yesterday, but the event is possible to observe from the Belmont observatory.
A satellite image from 3 January identified elevated surface temperatures of the new lava dome.
The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Orange.
Source: University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre volcano activity update 5 January 2021
Previous news
Wed, 30 Dec 2020, 08:35
New lava dome growth accompanied with lava effusion at Soufrière St. Vincent volcano (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) in collaboration with National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) reported that visual observations on 29 December 2020 confirmed a new lava dome growth located on the edge of the old lava dome from 1979, forming a "dome on rim of the dome". An effusive eruption of the volcano is accompanied with oozing lava and fumarolic activity. ... read all

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