Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Morning Report
Report for the period 4 pm 29 July
to 7 am 30 July 1997

The alert level system has been revised by zones

Activity at the volcano overnight has been dominated by small to moderate sized rockfall signals. The number of these events have reduced slightly since midnight. Several periods of low level broadband tremor have also occurred on the St. George's Hill station throughout the night.

Low cloud has prevented clear views of the volcano's summit this morning.

Although the current area of activity in the crater still makes Mosquito Ghaut and Gages the most likely pathways for pyroclastic flows and surges, further flows in Tuitt's or Tar River are possible. The Belham River valley is also dangerous and should not be entered. Access to the exclusion zone is completely restricted, and people should stay completely away from the flanks of the volcano. Everyone should continue to stay alert, and listen to Radio Montserrat for any announcements.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory