17th January 2021
LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN # 17, JANUARY 17, 2021 8:00 PM
- There is NO ‘explosive’ eruption at the La Soufrière volcano at this time. La Soufrière continues to have effusive eruptions, as hot magma reaches the surface at extreme temperatures. This appears in the night as fire or a bright red glow above the crater. As the dome gets higher and closer to the rim of the crater this phenomenon will continue to be visible on clear nights. Read more ...
16th January, 2021
LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN # 16, JANUARY 16, 2021 8:00 PM
- Reasonably clear conditions in the summit area of the La Soufrière Volcano allowed for rock samples to be collected from the western part of the lava dome today.
- During the field sampling mission in the crater, photographs were also taken with a thermal camera by Dr. Adam Stinton recording temperatures of 590 °C on the actively growing front of the dome. It should be noted that the interior of the dome may be at much higher temperatures.
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