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La Soufrière Dome Continues to Grow

According to a recent bulletin by St. Vincent and the Grenadines NEMO, the new dome in the La Soufrière volcano continues to grow towards the north-west and south-east with the most active gas emissions being the contact areas between the pre-existing 1979 dome and the 2020-21 domes, as well as the top of the new dome.

Plans are now afoot to establish a new seismic station along the volcano trail and for the establishment of benchmarks for GPS measurements to be done at Table Rock and Jacob’s Well along the trail to the volcano.

Radio tests were made of communication links between Georgetown and the start of the volcano trail on the eastern (Windward) side of the volcano. Benchmarks have been installed at Table Rock and Jacob’s Well and GPS measurements started at Jacob’s Well.

Radar image acquired on the latest footprint (surface area) of the new dome at La Soufrière from the summit visit on February 12th suggests that the dome continues to spread along the crater floor and grows in height.

NEMO St. Vincent and the Grenadines informs that public access to the volcano is still prohibited at this time.

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