Change In Seismic Activity Noted At La Soufrière Volcano

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Scientists in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have noted a change in seismic activity at the country’s La Soufrière Volcano.

That’s according to a bulletin issued Wednesday by the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).

According to NEMO, up until 23 March 2021, the seismic activity had been dominated by very small low-frequency events.

But it said starting at approximately 10:30 local time  on 23 March 2021, the monitoring network recorded ‘a swarm of small low-frequency seismic events’.

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They lasted for some 45 minutes.

The NEMO bulletin noted that these events were different from previous activity, because they were also recorded on other stations

“This is the first time that such a swarm has been seen since the seismic network was upgraded in early 2021,” the NEMO bulletin said.

It explained that the ongoing eruption of the La Soufrière Volcano continues to occur from time to time and some of the largest ones may be felt.

However, the alert level remains at Orange.

In addition, the authorities have given no evacuation order or notice.

Nevertheless, NEMO is encouraging residents, especially person living in communities close to the volcano, to heighten their preparedness in the event that it becomes necessary to evacuate at short notice.

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