Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Morning Report
Report for the period 6 pm 24 February
to 7 am 25 February 1998

Seismic activity at the volcano overnight remained at a low level with rockfalls, small hybrid earthquakes and a few volcano-tectonic earthquake recorded during the period. These events were distributed over the entire reporting period but there was one period of elevated seismic activity between 6:30 and 9 pm last nigh during which most of the rockfalls occurred.

Between 5 and 7 pm yesterday evening there was light ash fall from the Woodlands and Olveston area to as far north as the Cudjoe Head area as a result of a change in wind direction. There were also reports of light ashfall after that period in the same general area. Residents should wear a dust mask when travelling or operating in areas with the fine ash particles and when attempting to clean ashy areas.

The entire volcano is obscured by cloud this morning and as a result there was no observation from the MVO camera at Centre Hills early this morning.

Residents are reminded to remain alert and listen to ZJB radio for further information.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory