An explosive eruption began at the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines at approximately 8:41 this morning.
“This a culmination of the seismic activity that began on April 8th. The eruption is ongoing and more information will be shared as things progress,” the Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus said.
At 8:41 am this morning 9-4-21 an explosive eruption began at La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent. This is a culmination of the seismic activity that began on April 8. The eruption is ongoing and more information will be shared as things progress. #lasoufriere #uwi #volcano #svg pic.twitter.com/C2zWrjPcpP
— UWISeismic Research (@uwiseismic) April 9, 2021
According to One News St Vincent, although thousands of people are currently being evacuated in shelters in the Green Zone, but many are still left behind in Barrouallie and other areas of the island because of lack of transportation.
See what’s happening below:
Meanwhile, cruise ships for Royal Caribbean have arrived to help persons move to neighbouring islands for safety.