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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05053

Evacuees from the 1979 eruption of Soufrière volcano pack a school building in Kingston, the capital of St. Vincent.  About 15,000 people were evacuated from the northern end of the island.  Most were allowed to return home on 14 May, although day-time-only access was permitted for 4000 people living within areas that had been affected by the 1902 eruption. Photo by Richard Fiske, 1979 (Smithsonian Institution).

Evacuees from the 1979 eruption of Soufrière volcano pack a school building in Kingston, the capital of St. Vincent. About 15,000 people were evacuated from the northern end of the island. Most were allowed to return home on 14 May, although day-time-only access was permitted for 4000 people living within areas that had been affected by the 1902 eruption.

Photo by Richard Fiske, 1979 (Smithsonian Institution).


Soufrière St. Vincent