According to the UWI Seismic Research Centre, they have received reports that villages on the western flanks of La Soufriere have observed a glow coming from the summit of the volcano.
The ongoing eruption has resulted in the creation of a dome which is made up of very hot materials that would naturally give off a glow – incandescence, which is not visible during the day due to the brightness of the sun but is visible at night since there are no other sources of light.
The hazard from the eruption is still limited to the crater and the summit and persons are advised to listen to NEMO St. Vincent and the Grenadines for any updates.
NEMO via Facebook said: “The dome is glowing, what is termed incandescent, as the dome gets closer to the surface this will be seen on a clear night as hot lava gives off heat and is seen as fire.”
NEMO strongly advice to please note no evacuation order has been given.