The lead scientist monitoring the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines said the latest report on activity at the volcano remains unchanged which is a great thing.
Volcanologist Roderick Stewart during the “Eyeing La Soufriere” programme said the seismic, earthquake activity and gas monitoring is consistent with a period of unrest after an eruption and it’s slowly calming down.
Stewart said he is fairly confident the volcano will continue to do this but they must keep watching it carefully as it might start up again.
While on the island, the scientist will be tidying up data, supporting NEMO and the government as chief scientist as well as providing training. He said they talked to the government about developing local capacity to keep monitoring the volcano as it is an important part of the local economy and building local capacity through training.
The volcanologist who returned to St Vincent on Monday noted that during a drive on the Leeward side the area looked cleaned up and just like it was before the eruption.
He urged the population to continue to be mindful of rainfall and lahars.