The alert level of Las Friere volcano on St. Vincent remains red.
People, especially those in the Red Zone, have been evacuated since the volcano began its explosive eruption on Friday.
According to a report from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) on St. Vincent Island today, there are currently 87 shelters activated with more than 3,880 residents.
More than 400 families have accepted more than 2000 people so far, and people in private shelters continue to be registered with NEMO.
The National Emergency Operations Center remains fully functional and operates 24 hours a day.
NEMO will continue to provide up-to-date information on a regular basis when volcanic activity occurs.
The West Indies University Seismic Research Center in Trinidad recorded another explosive eruption at 6:30 am today, 42nd anniversary of the 1979 eruption.
This was described as having less energy than previous events. The seismic activity of La Soufrière continued the pattern established yesterday, with short bands of continuous ground motion interspersed with long-period earthquakes.
According to NEMO, long-period earthquakes are steadily increasing at 1:30 am, following the latest tremors. (NEMO)
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