On the 9th of April the Caribbean island of St Vincent experienced its first volcanic eruption since 1979. Over 11 days later, the island continues to experience eruptions from its volcano, La Soufrière.
La Soufrière erupted again on the 18th April at 4:49pm after a period of high-level tremors. The explosion caused a plume that rose 8km in the air and drifted towards the south and southwest of the island.
— St. Vincent & the Grenadines 🇻🇨 (@StvincentGren) April 18, 2021
— NEMO SVG (@NEMOSVG) April 19, 2021
Assesing in Red zone the impact of volcano La Soufriere eruption wt PM Gonsalves.
Evacuated villages covered by heavy ashes. Few landslides. Paved roads turned into tracks. Some roofs already collapsed.
Cleanup, ecological and human assets Recovery will require a massive effort pic.twitter.com/B3P0c7G8UL
— Didier Trebucq (@dtrebucq) April 18, 2021
20 Apr 2021, 9.30 am AST: #UN will launch a Global Funding Appeal for #LaSoufrière Volcano Response in #SVG and affected countries. US$29.2M appeal will provide a framework for strategic, coordinated and inclusive response for recovery/reconstruction.
— UN Information Centre for the Caribbean area (@CaribbeanUN) April 19, 2021