Situation Report #25 – Explosive Eruption at La Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (April 26th, 2021 – 8:00 pm)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The 6:00PM Scientific Advisory from the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) issued on 26th April 2021, reported the following:

Seismic activity at La Soufrière, St Vincent has been low after the tremor associated with the explosion and ash venting around noon on 22 April.
Only a few long-period, hybrid and volcano-tectonic earthquakes were recorded and there was no further tremor.
An observation flight took place today in a fixed-wing aircraft at about 11:30 am. Visibility was poor, with clouds blocking the crater for much of the time.
White steam could be seen venting near-continuously from several locations on the crater floor. No dome was visible, although a spine could be seen through the clouds.

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