April 11 – in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a Caribbean island country in Latin America, erupted on the 9th. The ash was sprayed at an altitude of about 10 kilometers, and local houses, cars and roads were covered with a thin layer of ash. With the intensification of volcanic activity, more than 16,000 residents were evacuated.
It is reported that when the volcano of Souvrier erupted, the ash was sprayed at an altitude of about 10 kilometers, prompting the emergency evacuation of some nearby residents. The volcano continued to erupt ashes and make loud noises on the morning of the 10th. Videos showed that the streets were empty and the air was full of haze.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with a population of more than 100,000, last experienced a volcanic eruption in 1979. The volcanic eruption at that time caused about $100 million in damage. In 1902, the eruption of Soufrières killed more than 1,000 people.
The country’s emergency management organization said on the 10th that in the past few hours, the volcano has emitted more and more “smoke” and warned residents living nearby to be prepared for “emergency evacuation”.
Earlier, the agency said on its social networking page that “the air is full of a strong sulfur smell” and urged residents to be careful.
Ralph Gonzalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, said it is not clear how much ash will eject from the volcano, and more than 3,200 people have taken refuge in the shelter.