Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Stay away from Piparo Mud Volcano, warns National Security Minister

Aerial view of Piparo Mud Volcano courtesy AAPG Young Professionals Trinidad and Tobago

Aerial view of Piparo Mud Volcano courtesy AAPG Young Professionals Trinidad and Tobago

National Security Minister Stuart Young is asking persons to stay away from the Piparo Mud Volcano after heightened volcanic activity was reported on Saturday night.

Cracks were observed along the roadway and one property was damaged.

Speaking at a media conference on Sunday, Young urged persons to avoid the area.

“There was no explosion of the volcano last night. There was one house that was affected. That house has now been cordoned off. The authorities are there on the ground. I got an update from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. They are monitoring the volcano and we are asking that persons not go to see the volcano,” the Minister said.

The last time the volcano erupted was in 1997.

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