A large-scale volcanic eruption began on the Caribbean
La Sufrier volcano on Saint Vincent Island in the Caribbean began to erupt on Friday, April 9, after more than four decades of sleep. Dark clubs of ashes and smoke rose in the sky, thousands of people evacuated from the surrounding villages.
Because of the ashes and smoke, visibility in neighboring areas fell to zero. On the eve of the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and Grenadines Ralph Goncalves ordered to evacuate nearby settlements, where about 4500 people live. Witnesses are told in the explosions that occur around the volcano throughout the day.
As Reuters, the head of the Seismic Research Center of the University of West Indies Eruzzillla Joseph, the eruption can delay on weeks, if not for months. "This is just the beginning," the expert said.
Saint Vincent and Grenadines with a population just over 100,000 people did not come across volcanic activity since 1979. Then the La Sufrier fell about 1000 people and caused damage to the local economy by about $ 100 million.
According to the National Organization for Emergency Situations of Saint Vincent, due to poor visibility, the evacuation was suspended. "In general, there is just madness here," 28-year-old volunteer Lavern King commented on the situation.