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SULPHUR DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM VOLCANO REACHED INDIA

SULPHUR DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM VOLCANO REACHED INDIA

Context

The Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions from a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean (La Soufriere Volcano) have reached India.

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About La Soufriere Volcano

  • It is an active stratovolcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • A stratovolcano is a tall, conical volcano composed of one layer of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash.
  • Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions from a volcanic eruption could result in Acid Rain.
  • Acid rain results when sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) are emitted into the atmosphere and transported by wind and air currents.

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