St Vincent orders evacuations as volcanic eruption appears imminent

St Vincent orders evacuations as volcanic eruption appears imminent

The Guardian

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Caribbean island says there is a ‘substantial prospect of disaster’ after several days of increased seismic activity

The Caribbean island of St Vincent has declared a red alert and issued an evacuation order after seismologists warned that the La Soufrière volcano shows signs of an imminent eruption.

The prime minister, Ralph Gonsalves, issued the order on Thursday after several days of increased seismic activity.

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