Caribbean volcano erupts, prompts thousands to evacuate


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Authorities ordered mandatory evacuations on the island of Saint Vincent Thursday evening, ahead of a major volcanic eruption on Friday morning.

Saint Vincent is a volcanic island located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean and is home to La Soufrière, the island’s largest volcano.

Around 8:30 a.m., local time, on Friday, the volcano underwent an “explosive eruption,” spewing ash high into the air.

Author(s): Courtney Travis, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

Publication Date: 9 April 2021

Publication Site: AccuWeather