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The Volcanic Explanation
For The 24 Hour Period Ending 7 AM On Saturday February 01, 1997
A Presentation Of The Government Information Services
In Conjunction With The MVO.

The activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano was at a low level on Friday with some increase overnight. There was some rockfall just before midnight which followed a swarm of volcano-tectonic earthquakes.

The resulting ash was carried to the north & west and some ash fell in Corkhill, Salem, and Old Towne.

Heavy rain hampered all field work and caused very poor visibility over the last 24 hours. However, the seismograph stations continue to monitor the volcano. Some flash flooding was recorded in Fort Ghaut.

There was some hybrid earthquakes recorded over the last 24 hours and almost 50 volcano-tectonic earth- quakes.

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