NEMO UPDATE: Effusive eruptions continue at La Soufriere

By Admin. Updated 1:51 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

There has been no explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano but effusive eruptions have continued.

In a 10:00 a.m. bulletin issued on Thursday, December 31, 2020, the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO says “magma continues to reach the surface at high temperatures”.

“When magma interacts with the surface temperature, especially at mornings when the air is cool, it appears as steam which can then be seen above the crater,” NEMO says.

NEMO says that similar activities may continue for weeks or months.

NEMO says it is appealing to persons not to visit the volcano at this time.

Meanwhile, the volcanologists from the seismic Research Center at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad arrived in St. Vincent on Thursday and expected to carry out fieldwork soon.

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