The Associated Press reports:
La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate.
Experts called it a “huge explosion” that generated pyroclastic flows down the volcano’s south and southwest flanks. “It’s destroying everything in its path,” Erouscilla Joseph, director of the Seismic Research Center, told The Associated Press. “Anybody who would have not heeded the evacuation, they need to get out immediately.”
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A new, bigger explosion from a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent has experts worried about nearby residents who haven’t evacuated. Volcanic activity began last week and roughly 16,000 people were ordered to evacuate. https://t.co/piYy54K0Yc
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 12, 2021