Saint Vincent in the Caribbean • Earth.com

Last update: May 6th, 2021 at 11:00 am

Saint Vincent in the Caribbean Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features a false-color image of Saint Vincent.

The Caribbean island has been covered in ash following days of explosive eruptions by the La Soufrière volcano. Saint Vincent is a volcanic island in the Caribbean. It is the largest island of the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines island chain and is located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. It is composed of partially submerged volcanic mountains. Its largest volcano and the country’s highest peak, La Soufrière, is active, with the latest episode of volcanic activity having begun in December 2020 and intensifying in April 2021. Itt is a volcanic island in the Caribbean. It is the largest island of the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. It is composed of partially submerged volcanic mountains.

The image was captured on 8 April, one day before the first eruption.

The Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service was activated in response to the eruption. This service uses satellite observations to help civil protection authorities respond to emergencies.

Image Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

 

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