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The Volcanic Explanation
For The 24 Hour Period Ending 7 AM On Tuesday April 06, 1997
A Presentation Of The Government Information Services
In Conjunction With The MVO.

The current alert level is AMBER

The activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano has lowered over the last 24 hours.

There have been some rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows in both the Tar River Valley and the White River Valley, the largest event happened at a little before five o'clock this morning. In addition there has some long period earthquakes and a single volcano-tectonic event.

An observation of the dome from the helicopter yesterday showed that the active area of the dome is still the southern part of it. The high point of the dome does not look any higher than of late but the area around it has grown substantially over the last few weeks.

Today (Tuesday) the dome is covered in cloud but it is steaming quite vigorously probably as a result of overnight rain.

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