Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – A satellite for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA identified a hotspot at the crater of the La Soufriere volcano on December 27.
According to Professor Richard Robertson of the Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, seismic activity was recorded at the La Soufriere volcano since November, 2020.
The activity, however, was not so unusual so as to inform the public.
However, on December 16, seismic activity was recorded at a magnitude of 3.3.
On December 27, 2020, a NASA satellite picked up a hotspot at La Soufriere.
Today, December 29, 2020, an effusive eruption was recorded.
The alert level is now at orange for volcanic hazards and persons in areas – Georgetown and northwards on the eastern side of St. Vincent and Belle Isle northwards on the western side of St. Vincent are urged to be on the alert.