Volcanic eruption continues on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent

After several days after the start of the eruption, explosive volcanic activity continues on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Ash clouds rise to a height of 13,400 meters. The eruption is already affecting the earth’s climate.

This eruption is already affecting the cooling of the earth’s climate. The release of solid ash particles above 10 km darkens sunlight and lowers the temperature on Earth – smaller particles can remain in the upper atmosphere for years or even decades.

As an example of how far the influence of volcanoes can spread, SO2 emissions from the La Soufriere volcano have now been detected in Africa.

Today, 50 volcanoes are continuously erupting on our planet (a continuously erupting volcano is classified as having periodic eruptions without interruption for at least 3 months).

Today’s worldwide volcanic activity is believed to be related to low solar activity, which is accompanied by coronal holes, solar wind streams, a weak Earth magnetosphere and an influx of cosmic rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

The entire population of the main island of St. Vincent is currently without electricity and clean drinking water.

UN spokesman Stefan Dujarrik said some 20,000 people are in need of asylum, according to reports received from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“The eruption affected most of the livelihoods in the northern part of the island, including the cultivation of bananas, as ash and lava flows impede the movement of people and goods,” Dujarrik said.

Local media also reported an increase in activity on the Pele volcano on the island of Martinique, which lies north of Saint Vincent beyond Saint Lucia.

This is worrying – the major eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in 1902 coincided with the catastrophic eruption of the Mont Pele volcano in Martinique – one of the deadliest eruptions in human history, killing more than 29,000 people.

And as you know, history repeats itself …

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