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St. Vincent & Grenadines: St Vincent’s La Soufriere volcano erupts

The UWI Seismic Research is reporting that as of 8:41 am EST, an explosive eruption began at La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent.

The seismic activity began on April 8, the first time since 1979.

St Vincent’s national emergency office said the volcano has ‘moved into an explosive state’ with plumes up to 8 kilometres high.

Yesterday, more than 1,000 people were evacuated, the majority to government shelters.

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