Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 6 pm 22 January
to 6 pm 23 January 1998

Activity at the volcano today remained similar to that of the past few days. Seismicity continues to be dominated by small to moderate sized rockfall signals with few other types of events. Between 16:00 yesterday and 16:00 today there were 6 hybrid earthquakes, 27 rockfall signals and 1 long-period. A single regional event was recorded at 7:25 last night.

Visibility has been very poor for most of today and no views of the volcano was possible.

Dust levels at the monitoring stations across the island were again low today. Slightly raised levels are still being measured at the Catholic Primary School, and testing is being done to establish the source of this dust.

People should remain alert and listen to Radio Montserrat for further information.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory