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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

Wed, 10 Feb 2021, 06:00
University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) and National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) reported that the lava dome in Soufrière St. Vincent's main crater continued to grow during 10-16 February. Gas-and-steam continued to rise from the top of the dome as well as along the contact of the old and new domes. ... Read all
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
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