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The Volcanic Eruption of La Soufriere lowered from Red to Orange Alert

Mudflows Protection against Lahars or Mudflows
By April 22nd La Soufriere had exploded 32 times leaving heavy layers of ash everywhere making buildings collapse and sending pyroclastic flows down the volcano sides destroying everything in its wake. On April 15th the West Indies Seismic Research Center was further able to measure the Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) flux from La Soufriere dispersing with t...
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Evacuation and relief efforts

Relief efforts - St.Vincent volcano eruption We are asking for your donation to enable us to give urgent assistance to people, while they are waiting to move back and build up what is lost
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated in mid April that the financial impact of the crisis would be approximately US$554 million. Lots of relief efforts have been sent and offered. Venezuela was among one of the first countries sending 20 tons of humanitarian supplies, risk experts and SUV vehicles. Furthe...
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The consequences of the volcano La Soufriere eruption

Image from a village after the eruption The ash flowing into the rivers contaminate the drinking water.
On 9th of April 2021 La Soufriere in St Vincent and the Grenadines erupted sending rocks in the form of ash plume 10- 15 km up in the air. The last explosion, the 32nd, that La Soufrière has released since April 9, began at 11:09am on April 22, and lasted for about 20 minutes, with the vertical explosive plume reaching a height of about 8km. This e...
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The Eruption of La Soufriere 2021

Volcano Eruption St.Vincent Volcanoes like La Soufriere can very suddenly switch between an effusive and explosive eruption
On the 27th of December 2020 the Volcano La Soufriere started an effusive eruption – slowly building a new dome as when pressing out toothpaste. It kept erupting with a sticky rock formation over the next 3.5 months as well as emitting sulfur dioxide gas affecting the air quality and destroying vegetation on the volcano sides, turning everything ye...
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Earth Day Reflections from Richmond Vale Academy

Students Richmondvale On 9 April, 2021, the La Soufrière volcano located on the southern Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines had a full-blown eruption
“Our farm will most likely be totally damaged; however, we still have all the knowledge and the experience. We didn’t leave all of it behind; we brought the knowledge with us“ Earth Day 2021 falls upon a dazed and different world. For the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the 2021 celebration comes on the heels of the global pande...
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