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Dominicans urged to stay clear of Soufriere area

Dominicans urged to stay clear of Soufriere area


Roseau – Dominicans were urged not to panic on Tuesday night after the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said it had received reports of emissions being observed from the Soufriere area, south of here.

“These reports are being investigated and the public will be updated. The ODM is in contact with the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad that is responsible for monitoring seismic activity on Dominica,” said ODM coordinator, Fitzroy Pascal.

“At this time the ODM is advising the public to stay clear of the area until further notice,” he added.

Besides rivers, Dominica has no shortage of mountains. There are at least 26 mountains, nine of which are dormant volcanoes, and the highest being almost 5 000 feet. Dominica has the highest concentration of dormant volcanoes in the world.

Dominica is essentially made up of volcanic rocks and geothermal activity is associated with the Plat Pays volcanic complex. The largest area is located on the margin of the Soufrière depression in the Sulphur Springs National Park region. (CMC)


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