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MUST SEE: Explosive Eruption Rocks Caribbean Paradise as Evacuations Continue

The last major eruption of La Soufriere occurred almost 42 years ago to the day as this current event. 

This world that we live in can be a wild and unpredictable one at times, particularly, it seems, in the last 14 months or so.

We truly are experiencing a strange confluence of calamity as of late, with a pandemic smothering us while murder hornets, asteroids, UFO’s, and other assorted oddities pepper their own chaos into the stew.

The latest rare disaster to arrive on planet earth this week comes to us from a Caribbean paradise, where an explosive volcanic eruption has sent tourists and locals alike scrambling for safety.

An explosive eruption rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Friday following mandatory evacuation orders from the local government.

Emergency management officials said the ash column rose about 20,000 feet (6 kilometers) high and that the ash was headed east into the Atlantic Ocean.

However, heavy ashfall also was reported in communities around the volcano, said Erouscilla Joseph, director of the University of the West Indies Seismic Center.

“More explosions could occur,” she said in a phone interview, adding that it was impossible to predict whether they might be bigger or smaller than the first one.

There have been no casualties reported as of this writing, and dramatic images from the event have been astonishing social media users.

The last major eruption of La Soufriere occurred almost 42 years ago to the day as this current event.

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