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Volcanic Eruption on St Vincent Produces Towering Column of Ash

The La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent began erupting on the morning of April 9, following a day os seismic activity that prompted widespread evacuations. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre said the “explosive eruption” was a “culmination of the seismic activity that began on April 8.” The St Vincent and Grenadines government said the eruption produced a plume of ash 20,000 feet high, which was moving east. This footage, taken in Barrouallie, a town about 9 miles (14 km) southwest of the volcano, shows the ash column growing in height. Credit: Edson J Reece via Storyful
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