A series of earthquakes hit the Soufriere volcano, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

A new swarm of earthquakes occurred at the La Soufriere volcano, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The swarm was much more intense than the one recorded from March 23rd to 25th.

A new swarm of volcano-tectonic (VT) earthquakes, which began at 06:38 LT on April 5, continued at a fairly constant speed before starting to decrease at about 14:00 LT.

At 16:00 LT, activity dropped significantly, although small volcanotectonic earthquakes were still recorded.

The swarm was at a depth of about 6 km below the summit. This is slightly deeper than those recorded between March 23rd and 25th, 2021, 3 to 5 km below the summit.

The strongest VT earthquake was recorded at 14:16 LT, with a magnitude of 3.9. There were 9 more VT earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or more in the swarm.

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