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Trinidad and Tobago: Mud volcano eruptions February 13

Devil’s Wood Yard mud volcano in Trinidad and Tobago erupts on Tuesday, February 13; further activity possible

14 Feb 11:19 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 2/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 2/17/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Port_of_Spain). COUNTRY/REGION Devil’s Wood Yard volcano

Event

The Devil’s Wood Yard mud volcano - located in the village of Hindustan on the island of Trinidad - erupted at least twice on the morning of Tuesday, February 13. The first eruption was reported at 04:00 (local time), followed by a second at 09:00. Several people living nearby have been evacuated. The seismic activity has caused some very minor damage (cracks) to nearby roads.

Further eruptions and shaking is possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

Trinidad and Tobago is located in an active seismic zone, situated along the same fault line as Haiti.

Advice

Individuals in Trinidad are advised to avoid the vicinity of the volcano and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.