St. Vincent’s La Soufriere explosion possible any time now

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The La Soufriere volcano in SVG could erupt “anytime from now”, lead scientist Professor Richard Robertson said Thursday, following a significant increase in activity.

He made the disclosure at a press conference this afternoon, as he reported that since 3 a.m., there had been separate periods of tremors and long-period earthquakes, which are both associated with the movement of magma rising to the surface.

“The interpretation is that the volcano has entered a period of heightened activity and it is suggesting that fresh magma is either near the surface or approaching the surface and therefore the possibility for activity to move to an explosive phase has increased significantly,” he said.

“Given the current state of activity, given the data that we have, we still can’t say exactly when that would happen.”

“It’s possible that things could pick up more, that you could have more clear seismic signals prior to an explosion, but given what we’ve seen, it’s possible it could happen in the next few hours or few days,” Professor Robertson added.

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  1. Let us pray that any eruption will not be devastative to the nation of SVG.

    We are thankful that volcanic eruptions are not like earthquakes, but are more predictable. People have the opportunity to prepare to some extend to prevent loss of life.

    It would be another blow to the economy of SVG as it strives to deal with another disaster: Covid-19.

    We can see the signs all about us: More frequent occurrence of these natural disasters and man-made tragedies. We look at the senseless killings in all parts of Africa: Mozambique, Ethiopia, Sudan….. Kidnapping of school children in Nigeria and other North African states.
    The heart of man has definitely become more evil and we are once again in the days of Noah and Lot…just as the Bible prophesied.
    Demons are taking more control of human reasoning and influencing our actions.

    We are very near to the end of this chaos that we have brought upon ourselves. A selfish, corrupt, evil world is destined to collapse.

    Thank goodness: THERE IS HOPE. THE CREATOR OFFERS THAT HOPE.

    WORLD “CRYSIS”: SIGNS OF THE TIMES CANNOT BE IGNORED.

  2. Please be safe 🙏
    Just today Ralphie said he won’t be able to pay salaries and pensions. Now this. Sigh….

    Hold strong brothers and sisters of SVG.

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