After decades of inactivity, the volcano that erupted on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean on Friday will continue to roar and spew ashes for some time to come. indeed Earthquake Center, University of the West Indies. Geologist Richard Robertson estimates: “This may take another year.” “We hope we are wrong, but we have to take this into account.”
La Soufrière broke out on Friday morning for the first time since 1979. To the best of our knowledge, the subsequent series of outbreaks did not cause any death or injury. Robertson compared this eruption with the eruption in 1902, when 1,600 people died. Then, despite the varying intensity of volcanic eruptions, the volcano remained active for a long time.
Between 16,000 and 20,000 people left the “red zone” last weekend. Dozens of people did not respond to the call for evacuation.Saint Vincent Police Already announced Anyone still in the danger zone will be arrested.
The satellite image clearly shows the damage to Saint Vincent (dragging the red dot back and forth):
The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent Ralph Gonsalves (Ralph Gonsalves) asked the United Nations for help. The United Nations has now sent a team of experts to draft a plan to clean up the thick ashes on the island. The organization also sent food, water tanks and personnel.
There is a serious shortage of drinking water on the island. The area has been struggling with drought for many years, and now people also use water for cleaning, so there is a danger of running out of water resources. There are still long lines where there is water. “We thank God, we are still alive, but we need more help,” said a retired police officer in the line.
Residents of the municipality of St. Eustatius in the Netherlands have sent seven trays of drinking water to St. Vincent. The island has also raised funds to help affected neighboring islanders. A campaign coordinator said: “Raising funds is still relatively easy, but raising more money is a challenge.” Local media. Volcanic ash and lava flows hinder the movement of people and goods on the island.
Several countries and islands in the region have provided assistance.A charity in Toronto, Canada has now put Food packaging send. The Bolivian Navy also arrived on the island with auxiliary tools.
Guyana hopes to send relief supplies as soon as possible. Saint Vincent is home to more than 4,000 Guyanese.St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris (Timothy Harris) owns $1 million Pledge Seek help in the aftermath.
Saint Vincent has received nearly 17 million euros in assistance from the World Bank. All this help may not be enough. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (Ralph Gonsalves) said at a press conference yesterday that reconstruction is estimated to require hundreds of millions of euros.