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The Volcanic Explanation
For The 24 Hour Period Ending 7 AM On Sunday May 11, 1997
A Presentation Of The Government Information Services
In Conjunction With The MVO.

The current alert level is AMBER

Over the last 24 hours activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano has been at a low level. Rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows have continued into the White River Valley and the Tar River Valley.

Altogether there were about 100 rockfall signals in the reporting period and in addition there were some long period earthquakes.

Visibility was poor throughout the reporting period because of low cloud cover over the dome.

A GPS survey was carried out on Saturday involving Long Ground, Whites, Farrells and Windy Hill - the results will be ready for tomorrow.

The alert level remains at AMBER and no one should visit Zone A what-so-ever as the area is very adangerous.

Dr Loyd Lynch of the Seismic Research Unit took over as Chief Scientist during this reporting period.

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