La Soufriere Summit Footage 5th Jan, 2021

A scientific excursion to the volcano summit was conducted in a controlled environment inclusive of volcano monitoring safety equipment. The video shows the new growing dome viewed from its western side. The dome consists of a rounded mass comprised of individual, mainly lenticular-shaped massive blocks of black lava. It is steaming and emitting sulphur smelling volcanic gases from its top centre, the area from which the lava is being extruded. As it grows radially outwards its outer edges become oversteepened producing small hot rock falls. The volcano poses a significant danger to those at the crater rim. Public access to the volcano is restricted. Video credit: Professor Richard Robertson

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