Days before the 42nd anniversary of the its last eruption, La Soufrière, a volcano on the Caribbean island of St.Vincent, part of the group of islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, erupted during the early morning hours of Friday, April 9, 2021. The eruptions have continued daily spewing rocks, ash, and dust, requiring emergency evacuations of up to 20,000 residents. Extensive devastation has been reported on the island’s northeast region, with the destruction of buildings, and loss of livestock, farms, and forests.
Since the series of eruptions began, St. Vincent has endured intermittent electricity outages, and food and clean water are in short supply. Severely complicating matters is the COVID-19 pandemic. Soufrière’s pyroclastic clouds have continued to spread from the island of St. Vincent to Barbados, 160 km (100 mi) to the east of the volcano.
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