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St. Vincent on red alert for ‘imminent’ volcanic eruption

The island is on red alert, which means an eruption is “imminent now,” NEMO mentioned.

Evacuation orders are in place in a few dozen districts of St. Vincent, affecting roughly 6,000 to 7,000 folks, a spokesperson for the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, or UWI-SRC, instructed CNN.

St. Vincent is the most important island of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines chain within the Caribbean.

Scientists on the Belmont Observatory in St. Vincent noticed a volcanic tremor on the island at about 3 a.m. native time, in keeping with UWI-SRC.

The first band of tremors was adopted by 4 extra with the newest at 1 p.m. This sort of seismic sign is often related to motion of magma and fluids near the floor, in keeping with UWI-SRC.

Clouds of steam is also seen from the observatory in the course of the durations of tremors.

The volcano has had 5 explosive eruptions — in 1718, 1812, 1814, 1902/03 and 1979 — in keeping with the seismic analysis middle.

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has spoken to Gonsalves and provided help, in keeping with the Ministry of National Security for Trinidad and Tobago.

Venezuela will ship humanitarian provides and threat consultants, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza mentioned on his Twitter account.

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