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La Soufriere volcano: Biggest volcano explosion yet rocks St Vincent

Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry
Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in St. Vincent.  REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry

April 12, 2021 – KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,  (Reuters) – Hot flows of ash, rock fragments and gas tore down the flanks of the La Soufriere volcano on the tiny Caribbean island of Saint Vincent today after its most powerful explosion yet, four days after it first started erupting.

La Soufriere erupted back into life on Friday after decades of inactivity, pumping dark clouds of ash some 10 km (6 miles) into the air and prompting an evacuation by sea and land of thousands of nearby residents.

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