Videos show explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano in Caribbean Island of St Vincent. This is the first time the volcano has explosively erupted since 1979.
Government on Thursday ordered people to evacuate the area and red alert was issued.
The La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent erupted at 8:41 a.m. local time (1241 GMT), according to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center.
The country’s National Emergency Management Organisation (Nemo) on Friday morning confirmed via Twitter that the volcano had erupted.
Several empty cruise ships were set to arrive in Saint Vincent on Friday after authorities ordered people living near the volcano to evacuate the area, according to AP.
Watch all the videos of the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano here:
Eruption of La Soufriere volcano in Carribean Island of St Vincent; plumes up to 8 kms in sky.
Slight ash fall Up North on Richmond Bay after massive eruption, evacuations ordered.
The explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines began about an hour ago. A mandatory evacuation order was issued on Thursday.
Huge ash cloud produced following the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent, this morning.
An explosive eruption rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent following mandatory evacuation orders. The ash column rose at high as 6 miles.
La Soufriere volcano in the Caribbean erupts with plumes of ash up to five miles high – the first time since 1979.
Explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano in Carribean Island of St Vincent; plumes up to 8 kms in sky.
Nemo orders evacuation. Video shows people leaving on boat from St Vincent after explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano.