By Caribbean News Global contributor
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The caption image taken on May 29, 2021, shows the new look of La Soufriere, Saint Vincent from the Leeward (western) side.
Professor Robertson has labelled the photo so we can notice the 1812 crater with this lake, the 1979 crater rim, the 2021 explosion crater and the lowest point along the rim: the Larakai Gap, UWI Seismic Research Centre reported added “One can note that a lake is still present in the same location prior to this eruption. The alert is still at Orange and access to the volcano is still prohibited at this time.”
Meanwhile, a new scientific team lead and UWI-SRC engineer Lloyd Lynch provides an update on activity at the volcano and details plans to restore the monitoring network.
La Soufriere Volcano – Scientific Update 31/05/21 6:00 PM
- Seismic activity at La Soufrière, St Vincent has remained low since the tremor associated with the explosion and ash venting on 22 April.
- From 5:40 am on 30 May to 8:00 am (local time) on 31 May, there has been no recorded seismicity associated with La Soufrière.
- Persistent steaming is observable from the observatory once the cloud cover is high enough.
- Thermal anomalies continue to be detected by the NASA FIRMS alert system.
- Thermal anomalies do not indicate an explosive event is imminent but that there is a source of heat, most likely from a small body of magma left over, close to the floor of the Summit Crater.
- The volcano continues to be in a state of unrest. Escalation in activity can still take place with little or no warning.
- The volcano is at alert level ORANGE.
- Visit the International Volcanic Hazard Health Network for volcanic ash information and resources: www.ivhhn.org/information