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The island is on purple alert, meaning an eruption is “imminent now,” NEMO mentioned.

Evacuation orders are in position in about a dozen districts of St. Vincent, influencing around 6,000 to 7,000 folks, a spokesperson for the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, or UWI-SRC, instructed CNN.

St. Vincent is the major island of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines chain in the Caribbean.

Researchers at the Belmont Observatory in St. Vincent observed a volcanic tremor on the island at about 3 a.m. nearby time, in accordance to UWI-SRC.

The first band of tremors was adopted by four more with the hottest at 1 p.m. This form of seismic signal is usually involved with motion of magma and fluids near to the area, according to UWI-SRC.

Clouds of steam could also be observed from the observatory all through the intervals of tremors.

The volcano has had five explosive eruptions — in 1718, 1812, 1814, 1902/03 and 1979 — in accordance to the seismic study heart.

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has spoken to Gonsalves and supplied assistance, according to the Ministry of Countrywide Stability for Trinidad and Tobago.

Venezuela will ship humanitarian supplies and threat experts, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza explained on his Twitter account.

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