Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are evacuated because of a waking volcano

The authorities of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have begun evacuating residents of several regions living in its immediate vicinity because of the waking volcano Soufrière. This was announced on Friday, April 9, on his Twitter page by the Prime Minister of the island state Ralph Gonsalves.

He noted that he had signed an order to evacuate all residents who live in the “red zones” in the northwest and northeast of the island. Residents were also urged to ensure their own safety and that of their families.

On the territory of the main state in the Caribbean Sea 118 thousand people live. Severe volcanic activity has not been recorded there since 1979. One of the largest volcanic eruptions Soufriere occurred in 1902, then killed more than 1 thousand people.

A few hours earlier, head of state Susan Dugan said that in connection with the volcanic eruption the National Council of Emergencies was involved.

March 30 it was reported that the volcano Merapi, located on the Indonesian island of Java, threw out hot clouds at a distance of 1.5 kilometers in a southwesterly direction.