The eruption of Soufrière volcano, St. Vincent April-June 1979

J. B. Shepherd*, W. P. Aspinall, K. C. Rowley, J. Pereira, H. Sigurdsson, R. S. Fiske, J. F. Tomblin

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The Soufrière volcano in St Vincent began to erupt on 13 April 1979 after 10 months of mild premonitory activity. A series of strong vertical explosions between 13 and 26 April generated ash falls, pyroclastic flows and mudflows. From about 3 May onwards basaltic-andesite lava has been accumulating in the summit crater.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
Issue number5734
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1979


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