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Stratovolcano 1220 m / 4,003 ft
West Indies, St. Vincent, 13.33°N / -61.18°W
(4 out of 5)
Soufrière St. Vincent volcano eruptions:
2020-21, 1979, 1902-03, 1880?, 1814, 1812, 1784, 1718 (historical eruptions observed)
Typical eruption style:
effusive (lava dome extrusion) and explosive
Soufrière St. Vincent volcano update: powerful eruptions continue
Fri, 16 Apr 2021, 13:33
13:33 PM | BY: MARTIN
The volcano produced another eruption column this morning (image: @VincieRichie/twitter)
Another strong explosion at the volcano occurred from its crater at 06:16 local time this morning.
An increasingly large plume reached up to an estimated altitude of 8,000 ft (2,400 m) as reported Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington.
The activity follows a pulsating pattern: Soufrière St. Vincent's tendency to produce such events in series at roughly regular intervals.
The aerosol plumes (mostly tiny droplets of sulphuric acid in the stratosphere, as well as some very fine ash particles) have been traveling along vast stretches in the northern hemisphere: the latest satellite data (see image attached) show plumes from the eruptions in the past 48 hours extending hundreds of miles over the Atlantic to the SE. read all
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