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La Soufriere has erupted

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — As of 8:41 am this morning, April 9, 2021, an explosive eruption began at the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent, UWI Seismic Research Centre reported.  “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.”

The last eruption at La Soufriere occurred on April 13, 1979.

The eruption was so explosive, it created lightning strikes and could be seen via satellite. Imagery courtesy: @CIRA_CSU

La Soufriere Bulletin: #53 APRIL 09, 2021 9:00 A.M

  1. Scientists at the Belmont Observatory confirmed that there was an explosive eruption at the La Soufriere Volcano at 8.40 this morning.
  2. Ash plumes of up to 8 km were observed.
  3. Ash fall has been recorded at the Argyle International Airport
  4. All persons in the red volcano hazard zone are asked to evacuate immediately.


La Soufriere volcano raised to alert level red



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