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The Volcanic Explanation
For The 24 Hour Period Ending 7 AM On Saturday April 05, 1997
A Presentation Of The Government Information Services
In Conjunction With The MVO.

The current alert level is ORANGE

Please note: There has been some difficulty logging on this week, we apologise for the non appearance or lateness of this report on several days.

The activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano has been at a low level during the past 24 hours.

There was however, a swarm of volcano-tectonic earthquakes, hybrid and long period events as well as rockfall and pyroclastic flow signals.

There was in addition flash flood signals from the Fort Ghaut area and with overnight rain the Ghaut is now filling up with volcanic debris.

Yesterday (Friday) there were some COSPEC measurements taken to see how much sulphur dioxide there is in the atmosphere, the results will be published later today.

This morning the dome is shrouded in cloud so no clear views can be observed, however the dome is still growing and is very unstable.

Residents should remain vigilant at all times and listen to ZJB, the alert level remains at ORANGE.

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