La Soufrière volcano in tropical eastern Caribbean island St. Vincent, erupted last time in April, 2021. This wide open area in the picture leading to a gorgeous black sand beach behind me, was the major lava flow area. La Soufrière is 4049’ high stratovolcano with a crater lake and is the island's youngest and northernmost volcano. United Nations Sustainable Development Group reported: “The effects of the eruption were immediate. More than 22,000 people were displaced from their homes, buildings including schools and businesses were damaged, livestock was destroyed and almost an entire population was cut off from clean drinking water and other basic necessities for five months. In total the damage amounted to more than $ 234 million; the impact of which was felt well beyond the main island to communities across the archipelago.”

Posted by Anita Couto at 2024-03-20 00:32:23 UTC