(Barbados Nation) KINGSTOWN – The new dome that formed in the crater of La Soufriere was blown for months in the explosive eruptions, sending at least 13 million cubic meters of material into the atmosphere.
Volcano Professor Richard Robertson, who leads the team of scientists working together to monitor La Soufriere, noted from a satellite image obtained, “where the material comes from, where the material was dome coming out, where it originally came from; now he has nothing there. It has an opening and that’s where material now comes out and that goes up in the air.
“Much of the 2021 dome seems to have gone, it’s been destroyed. That all seems to be black 915 [ft] piece of rock still, 13 million cubic meters of material has been largely destroyed in the activity we’ve had so far. “
“It doesn’t seem to have done much for the 1979 dome so far, but it is one satellite imagery, it’s not clear what it actually shows, but there is certainly a hole now; a proper vent from which material is thrown out, ”he said further on NBC radio yesterday morning.
Three explosive explosions on Friday were posted on the page of the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center, and continuous ash ventilation.
The scientist said anyone near the volcano would have heard continuous buzzing throughout Friday night, which received only a brief rebound at 2: 30 / 3am, and the mountain continued to venture vigorously.
Explaining this, Robertson said, “if you think of a very powerful pipe, with different pieces of rock in it and then you’re trying to force it to make a sound through a pipe. The sound of rock crashing, the sound of the conduit itself vibrating, its acoustics, that’s what they hear. ”