Eruption of Soufriere on St. Vincent
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 60, Issue 21, page 469, 22 May 1979
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1979), Eruption of Soufriere on St. Vincent, Eos Trans. AGU, 60(21), 469–469, doi:10.1029/EO060i021p00469-01.(
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A series of powerful explosions from Soufriere produced large ash clouds and several pyroclastic avalanches, forcing the evacuation of more than 17,000 persons from the north end of St. Vincent. This eruption is particularly noteworthy because of the wide variety of observations made by various scientific teams (from land, low-flying aircraft, a high-altitude research plane, and from satellites). When these data are analyzed and integrated, the geophysical community can look forward to an unusually well-documented account of an episode of explosive island-arc volcanism. At present, however, the following preliminary account can be presented.