Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Morning Report
Report for the period 16:00 13 May
to 07:00 14 May 1997
The current alert level is AMBER

The volcanic activity continues in a stable pattern, with rockfalls and long-period earthquakes. The number of long-period earthquakes seems to be slightly lower than in the last few days.

The top of the volcano is obscured by low cloud this morning.

As usual, the siren system will be tested between 3 pm and 6 pm this afternoon.

Whilst dome growth continues at the Soufriere Hills volcano, it remains dangerous. Pyroclastic flows and surges could occur without warning in the Tar River or White River valleys, and people should stay well away from these areas. Rapid changes in the style of activity and areas affected are possible. Visitors to Zone C should therefore stay alert and are reminded to stay well clear of ghauts in the event of heavy rain.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory