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Ash Plume Billows Skyward as Volcano Erupts on St Vincent

A volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, on April 9, produced a 20,000 feet high plume of ash, the St Vincent and Grenadines government said.

The La Soufrière volcano began erupting on the morning of April 9, following a day of seismic activity that prompted evacuations, according to The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre

In video shared on Instagram by Terissa Antoine, a giant ash plume can be seen billowing upwards, following the explosive volcano eruption.

The National Emergency Management Organization in St Vincent said on April 12 that explosions and accompanying ashfall were likely to continue over the coming days. Credit: Terissa Antoine via Storyful