LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN #72 APRIL 20, 2021 11:00 AM

LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN #72 APRIL 20, 2021 11:00 AM 

 

  1. Seismic activity at La Soufrière Volcano continued the pattern established after the explosive activity on April 18th. Small long-period and hybrid earthquakes continued to be recorded.

 

  1. Two rockfalls were also recorded. No volcano-tectonic earthquakes or tremor have been recorded in the last 12 hours.

 

  1. The seismic station at Bamboo Range recorded the signal from a lahar or mudflow at 4 am, which lasted for about 30 minutes.

 

  1. The lahar probably took place in one of the valleys on the southeastern flanks of La Soufrière.

 

  1. The volcano continues to erupt. Its pattern of seismic activity over the last few days is typical of the growth and destruction of lava domes.

 

  1. Explosions with accompanying ashfall, of similar or larger magnitude, can occur with little or no warning.

 

  1. Alert level remains RED.

 

  1. Eighty-eight (88) shelters housing 6,208 persons have been activated and 6,567 occupying private home have been so far accounted for.

 

  1. Thirteen thousand, three hundred (13,303) have been displaced so far.