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Eruptions in the La Soufrière Volcano, located on the eastern Caribbean island

Eruptions in the La Soufrière Volcano, located on the eastern Caribbean island

  • Recently, on the eastern Caribbean island, La SoufrièreVolcano has erupted.
  • It may be noted that La Soufrière volcano was a dormant volcano since This volcano has erupted five times since the year 1718 until April 2021.

La Soufrière Volcano:

  • It is an active Stratovolcano located on St. Vincent, a Caribbean island, which also forms the highest peak of St. Vincent.
  • In French, La Soufrière means – “Sulfur Outlet”
  • The eruption activity of this volcano started from the year 2020, although the volcano erupted earlier in
  • Due to this explosion of 1979, there was a huge devastation, and there was a loss of about US $ 100 million.
  • In 1902, there was an eruption in this volcano, in which more than one thousand people died.
  • La Soufrière volcano is located on the Caribbean tectonic plate, and is the island’s smallest and most northern volcano.

Caribbean Region and Caribbean Sea

  • The Caribbean region is located on the American continent, with more than 700 This region also includes the Caribbean Sea.
  • Caribbean word is taken from “Caribs”. Caribs are an indigenous people of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.
  • The Greater Antilles is situated to the north of the Caribbean Sea, and Lesser Antilles series lies to the east.
  • It is bounded by Mexico in the west and Central America in the southwest.
  • The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the world’s second largest barrier reef, located in the Caribbean Sea.
  • The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is bordered by the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.


  • A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a conical volcano.
  • The stratovolcano lava is highly viscous. It cools and hardens before spreading far. In addition, eruptions in Stratovolcano are more frequent and weathering in nature.
  • Its lava is highly viscous and thick due to which it is not more harmful in nature.
  • Mount Nyiragongo is the world’s only dangerous stratovolcano, as its magma has high silica content, which makes the lava more liquid, and the lava flow rate increases.

Source – The Hindu

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