LA SOUFRIÈRE BULLETIN # 25
1. The Team from The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) returned to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday 27th January, 2021, onboard the Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft. They are Geologist Professor Richard Robertson, Instrumentation Engineer Lloyd Lynch and Engineering Technician Ian Juman.
2. A three member Team from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre comprising of Scientist Dr. Michal Camejo-Harry, Techician Garth Mannette and Project Manager, Volcano Ready Project, Monique Johnson-Lynch, arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday 27th January, 2021 on board the Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft to continue the work being done on the Monitoring Network. This new Team will be led by Dr. Thomas Christopher, Scientists from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) based at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO).
3. Briefing was done yesterday to update the new Team on the work completed thus far on the Monitoring Network plans to chart the way forward.
4. The Team from the UWI Seismic Research Centre and the Soufrière Monitoring Unit will spend the next few days scouting to air mark sites to carry out the surveys for the EDM and to install more reflectors inside the base at the volcano for the EDM target.
5. Alert level remains at Orange. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory. Persons living in areas close to the volcano should expect strong sulphur smells for several days to weeks, depending on changes in wind direction.
6. The National Emergency Management Organisation is reminding the public that no evacuation order or notice has been issued.
7. NEMO continues to appeal to the public to desist from visiting the La Soufrière Volcano, especially going into the crater, since doing so is extremely dangerous.
8. NEMO will continue to provide regular updates on all activities taking place at La Soufriere.