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Updated April 9, 2021 at 10:34 AM CT

Volcano erupts on Caribbean’s St. Vincent island

    A volcano explosively erupted on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Friday. 

The new eruption followed mandatory evacuation orders issued on Thursday for the roughly 16,000 people who live in the red zone near the volcano in the island’s northern region.

Emergency management officials said the ash column rose about 20,000 feet (6 kilometers) high and that the ash was headed east into the Atlantic Ocean.

Heavy ashfall also was reported in communities around the volcano, per Erouscilla Joseph,  director of the University of the West Indies Seismic Center.

“More explosions could occur,” she said, adding that it was impossible to predict whether they might be bigger or smaller than the first one.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The volcano last erupted in 1979, and a previous eruption in 1902 killed some 1,600 people.

Scientists alerted the government about a possible eruption after noting a type of seismic activity at 3 a.m. on Thursday that indicated “magma was on the move close to the surface,” Joseph said.

A team from the seismic center arrived in St. Vincent in late December after the volcano had an effusive eruption. They have been analyzing the formation of a new volcanic dome, changes to its crater lake, seismic activity and gas emissions, among other things.

The eastern Caribbean has multiple live volcanoes. The region’s most active volcano in recent years has been Soufriere Hills in Montserrat, which has erupted continuously since 1995, destroying the capital of Plymouth and killing at least 19 people in 1997.

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Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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Attributes: AASNSports; UWISeismic

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