As effusive eruptions continue at La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent two scientists based at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory will join their colleagues from the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) to provide support.
SRC announced Sunday, that Dr. Thomas “TC” Christopher and Dr. Adam Stinton, are scheduled to join the team later this week. They are expected to gather data from the dome and crater through temperature and photogrammetry measurements and gas measurements using a MultiGAS and spectrometer.
In December 2020, scientists assessing data from satellites identified thermal anomalies at the La Soufrière volcano, indicating magma close to the surface. Seismic activity at the volcano has also increased, which indicates there may be an imminent volcanic eruption.