San Vicente y las Granadinas en alerta por actividad volcánica El primer ministro de San Vicente y las Granadinas, Ralph Gonsalves emitió este jueves una alerta de desastre por incremento de actividad del volcán Sufriere e informó que se están tomando las medidas necesarias frente a la situación de alarma. I have issued an evacuation order to all residents living in the RED ZONES on the North East and the North West of the island. All residents are asked to act accordingly with immediate effect to ensure their safety and that of their families. pic.twitter.com/AJQlCDtOPg — Ralph Gonsalves (@ComradeRalph) April 8, 2021 Una nueva serie de temblores tuvo lugar esta mañana, lo que adquiere un significado diferente, alertó el primer ministro a la nación. Asimismo, las autoridades han alertado a los residentes cercanos, a estar preparados por si fuera necesario evacuar a corto plazo. Medios locales compartieron las declaraciones ofrecidas por el geólogo Richard Robertson, quien precisó que a las 03H00 local de este jueves, las estaciones de monitoreo reportaron actividad sísmica. View of the dome at 2:00 PM local time grabbed by @VincieRichie from the summit cam. We continue to monitor and advise @NEMOSVG #svg #lasoufrière #volcano #stilldangerous #uwi #uwiseimic pic.twitter.com/jgvw5YolJn — UWISeismic Research (@uwiseismic) April 8, 2021 El especialista insisitó que se registraron terremotos de larga duración, lo cual significa que el magma fresco está tratando de llegar a la superficie, y esto puede significar que el volcán puede pasar a fase explosiva. Los científicos del Observatorio Belmont, dirigidos por científicos del Centro de Investigación Sísmica de la Universidad de las Indias Orientales (SRC) han estado realizado un monitoreo sobre el cambio en la actividad sísmica asociada a la erupción en curso del volcán La Soufriere. The National Emergency Management Council has been activated as our country prepares for a possible disaster involving the La Soufriere volcano. The alert level remains orange, but we must be prepared in the event that an evacuation order is issued. pic.twitter.com/XR87nfdvZE — Ralph Gonsalves (@ComradeRalph) April 8, 2021 TeleSur Gonsalves: Barbados to receive evacuees in case of La Soufriere eruption St Vincent’s Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves today declared a disaster alert for the La Soufriere Volcano and reported that Barbados and St Lucia are willing to receive evacuees. However, he said they will have to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He said his government has also been in contact with friendly nations, including the United States, Cuba, and Venezuela to discuss possible assistance. Gonsalves also urged residents not to panic. He said the alert was issued because there is a substantial possibility of an eruption of the volcano. The prime minister, who was speaking during a live, emergency press conference, earlier today said this is a Stage 3 disaster alert, which takes place within the framework of an Orange alert. This is the stage which immediately precedes an order to evacuate. He said it is not an evacuation order. The prime minister said officials are putting matters in place for preparation of a possible eruption. Gonsalves told citizens “we will get this right together” and “build back stronger”. Royal Caribbean has indicated that it could get to St Vincent a cruise ship that can house 1 500 people, who will also have to be vaccinated before they are allowed to occupy the vessel. Arrangements have also been made for the evacuation of animals. A bulletin on the Facebook Page of St Vincent’s National Emergency Management Organisation earlier today said: “The steaming/smoking at the La Soufriere Volcano had increased over the last …

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