Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Definition Of Boundary Limits
and Volcanic Risk Map (see bottom of page)
for Soufriere Hills Volcano

Current Map is Valid and was last updated September 1997

Three Zones have been defined:

Exclusion Zone: No admittance except for scientific monitoring and National Security Matters.

Central Zone: Residential area only, all residents on heightened state of alert. All residents to have rapid means of exit 24 hours per day. Hard hat area, all residents to have hard hats and dust masks.

Northern Zone: Area with significantly lower risk, suitable for residential and commercial occupation.

Volcanic Risk Map September 1997

Volcanic Risk Map Updated September 1997

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