The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the advice of Scientists from the Seismic
Research Centre, University of the West Indies, has taken the decision to lower the Volcanic Alert Level
from Yellow to Green, effective March 16, 2022. A GREEN alert means that seismic and fumarolic
(steam vent) activity at the La Soufrière Volcano are at or below the historical level. No other unusual
activity has been observed.
Activit y at the La Soufrière volcano is now considered to be at levels similar to background activity
recorded prior to the 2020-2021 eruption. The overall trend of decreasing seismicity continued during
the last month.
No change in gas composition has been observed since measurements were taken in late January. This
indicates that the plume chemistry has returned to its pre-eruption chemistry. There has been no
significant change in deformation signal since May 2021.
The alert level was previousl y lowered from orange to yellow on September 15, 2021 and since then
activities have lowered considerably or ceased.
The La Soufriere trail remains closed due to the uneven and dangerous terrain. The National Emergency
Management Organisation is reminding the public of the potential threat for lahars (flood waters mixed
with ash, other volcanic materials, mud, debris, and rocks) after rainfall and the threat to persons living
and moving across river valleys closer to the volcano.
Residents and motorists in areas close to the volcano and persons traversing rivers and streams during
periods of heavy rainfall should always remain vigilant.