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Alert at Orange as La Soufrière Volcano Rumble

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday reported new and more intense swarms of Volcano-Tectonic (VT) earthquakes.

The rumbling began at the La Soufrière Volcano at approximately 6:38 am and continued at a fairly constant rate, before declining at approximately 2:00 p.m. Activities, according to an official release by the island’s National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), declined significantly at 4:00 p.m. although small Volcano-Tectonic earthquakes were still being recorded.

The largest Volcano-Tectonic earthquake which was recorded at 2:16 pm registered a magnitude of 3.9 while nine more Volcano-Tectonic earthquakes in the swarm registered magnitudes of 3.0 or more.

Volcano Dome(March 2021): photo courtesy SVG Nemo

The current swarm of Volcano-Tectonic earthquakes have been located at a depth about 6 km below the summit of the La Soufrière Volcano, which is slightly deeper than those recorded between March 23 and 25, 2021 which were located at depths from 3 to 5 km below the summit.

There were several reports of earthquakes being felt in communities close to the La Soufrière Volcano such as Fancy and Chateaubelair.

The National Emergency Management Organisation while reminding the public that no evacuation order or notice has been issued, encouraged residents especially persons living in communities close to the volcano to be prepared in the event that it becomes necessary to evacuate at short notice.

The alert level remains at Orange.

2 Comments

  1. I don’t like the looks of this thing. I have lots of relatives in St. Lucia who can’t get out
    due to this Pandemic. Where can anyone run to, so to be safe from one thing or another.
    Job 28: 7,8. There is a Path which no Fowl knoweth, and which the Vulture’s eye have
    not seen: the Lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce Lion passed by it.

    It was that one time in my life I did face one of the menacing challenges in my life, but
    without that foundational upbringing in a home filled with nightly prayers, I would be lost;
    but I remembered my grandmother, so I knelt on my knees, I remembered that ‘Pathway’
    Proverbs 14: 12. there’s a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the
    ways of death. – looking back, I could surely have been gone without my ‘Savior the Christ’.
    I urge you, not to look at any rumbling of Volcanos, Corona Virus, unemployment, job loss
    wars, famine, the noise of this world, look to Jesus the author & finisher of our lives, He’ll deliver.

    1. Looking to Jesus is the best thing to do. It is never too late. That doesn’t mean one will never face trials and tribulations, it means we look to a Saviour who is a Rock and never ever changes. I pray for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.That God may have mercy on all and draw all all of us closer to him.
      Bab kamawad nou ka pwi difé, St.Lici annou wouzé sa nou.

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