Earthquakes recorded at La Soufrière Volcano

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    A new swarm of Volcano-Tectonic earthquakes was recorded at the La Soufrière Volcano in St Vincent.

    According to a release from the country’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), these began around 6:38 am today.

    The numbers and magnitudes of these earthquakes increased until about 8:30am, after which they continued at a fairly steady rate.

    The largest of the tremors occurred at 9:20am and with a magnitude of 3.5, was reportedly felt by residents living close to the volcano.

    NEMO says the earthquakes have been located at a depth around 6km below the summit, which is slightly deeper than the Volcano-Tectonic earthquake activities recorded between March 22nd and 25th, 2021.

    It adds the alert level remains at Orange and that no evacuation order or notice has been issued.

    Instead, it is encouraging residents, especially persons living in communities close to the volcano, to be prepared in the event an evacuation is required at short notice.