The La Soufriere’ volcano on the northern tip of the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines that had been dormant for decades erupted Friday after showing signs of activity in late December.
Currently, there are no immediate reports of casualties. However, in the video below, you can see several St Vincentians still evacuating the area of the volcanic activity.
Click on the video below:
Here’s a satellite view of the eruption:
The eruption spewed an ash column about 20,000 feet in the air that headed east into the Atlantic Ocean, though ashfall was also reported in communities near the volcano.
The volcano last erupted in 1979, and an eruption in 1902 killed some 1,600 people.