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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): activity remains unchanged; growing lava dome continues in lateral direction

Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 09:05
09:05 AM | BY: MARTIN
Clear satellite imagery from 5 Feb shows the protagonist of this effusive episode (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
Clear satellite imagery from 5 Feb shows the protagonist of this effusive episode (image: @uwiseismic/twitter)
No significant change in the activity of the volcano has occurred since the last update and has remained essentially unchanged at effusive phase.
A satellite image from 5 February shows clear picture of the actively growing lava dome in the crater. The new dome continues to grow with lateral spreading of ~15 m towards the north-west and south-east, currently about 540 m long.
Gas-and-steam plumes continue to rise from the top of the dome as well as along the contact of the 1979 dome and the new dome.
Daily observations confirmed a continuous fire in the NW area of the crater that affected vegetation on vertical slope of the crater.
Source: University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre volcano activity update 12 February 2021
Previous news
Thu, 4 Feb 2021, 08:09
Footprint of the new lava dome showing the growing area since 27 Dec 2020 (image: UWI-SRC)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by the actively growing lava dome. ... read all
Thu, 4 Feb 2021, 08:04
Footprint of the new lava dome showing the growing area since 27 Dec 2020 (image: UWI-SRC)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by the actively growing lava dome. ... read all
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 11:14
The actively growing lava dome in comparison to the 1979 lava dome (image: UWI-SRC)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues accompanied by actively growing lava dome. ... read all
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 08:28
Higher and bigger actively lava dome on the edge of the 1979 lava dome (image: @scarlett_jazmin/twitter)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Tue, 5 Jan 2021, 09:23
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. ... read all

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