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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Beginning on 9 April 2021, eruptions at La Soufrière volcano on the island of Saint Vincent propelled ash and gas high into the air over the Caribbean islands of Saint Vincent and Barbados. Winds carried much of the ash and gas east from Saint Vincent. On the afternoon of 10 April, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image showing ash reaching Barbados, 190 km (120 mi) away. Clouds (white) are also abundant in this view. Photo courtesy of NASA.