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Volcanoes are Rumbling in the Eastern Caribbean Again; Scientists Rush in to Investigate

Staff Consortium | December 31, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as scientists rush in to study activity they say hasn’t been observed in years. The most recent warning was issued late Tuesday for La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a chain of islands home to more than 100,000 people. Officials reported tremors, strong gas emissions, formation of a new volcanic dome and changes to its crater lake. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency said that scientists observed an “effusive eruption within the crater, with visible gas and steam” on Tuesday. The government warned those living near the volcano to prepare to evacuate if needed, declaring an orange alert that means eruptions…

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Staff Consortium | October 14, 2020

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Staff Consortium | June 24, 2020

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Hazy Skies in USVI and Caribbean Caused by Large Saharan…

Staff Consortium | June 22, 2020

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