La Soufrière Alert Level downgraded to Yellow

By Admin. Updated 7:46 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

The Alert Level at the La Soufriere volcano has been downgraded to Yellow, the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO announced on Wednesday.

According to NEMO, Yellow alert level means the volcano is restless, seismic or fumarolic activity are above the historical level at the volcano.

Activities at the volcano have been low and reduced significantly over the past few months since the last explosive eruption on the 22nd April, 2021.

All communities that evacuated following the evacuation order given on 8th April, 2021 can now return home.

Access to the summit of the volcano remains restricted.

The last Alert Level was Orange.

The Alert Level for the La Soufriére volcano was changed from Red to Orange by Cabinet on May 5, 2021.

According to the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO, “Orange Level means: Highly elevated level of seismicity or fumarolic activity or both. Eruptions may occur with less than 24 hours notice. Monitoring system continuously manned.”

Information card on Orange Alert. Published by NEMO.

The downgrade from Red Alert to Orange Alert level also meant that people could return to some communities.

The last explosive eruption at La Soufrière occurred on April 22, 2021.

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