Team begins 24-hour monitoring of La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent

NEMO said scientists continue to see growth in the new dome (Photo via Jamaica Gleaner)

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) says that the team studying and monitoring activity at the La Soufrière volcano will now permanently occupy the Belmont Observatory.

In a statement late Saturday, NEMO said that the monitoring network is now being manned on a 24-hour basis as scientists continue to see growth in the new dome with lateral spreading of material towards the north and south, with a preferred northward growth observed.

According to NEMO, the most active gas emissions are at the contact areas between the pre-existing 1979 dome and the 2020-21 dome, as well as the top of the new dome where the scientists have also observed damage to vegetation from volcanic gases.

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