La Soufrière volcano in Saint-Vincent Island in the Antilles erupted April 9, 2021 at 12:45 UTC. That violent explosive eruption produced a huge ash plume that rose up to 19 km altitude. Thick ash fallout covered some areas of the island, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The volcano kept discharging ash uninterruptedly until April 12. The ash plume was transported over the Atlantic ocean and reached the coasts of Africa on April 12 around 14:00 UTC.
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