Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 6 pm 16 March
to 6 pm 17 March 1998

The level of volcanic activity over the last twenty four hours has remained relatively low.

Between 16.00 yesterday and 16.00 today there were 12 hybrid earthquakes, 11 rockfall signals and 4 volcano-tectonic earthquakes. These events were all relatively small and most of them occurred in a highly elevated period of earthquake activity between 0055 to 0637 this morning.

Visibility was poor for most of the day and no views of the dome area weres obtained today.

The new GPS station which was being installed at Harris's over the last few days is now operational and a good continuous signal is being received as telemetered to the MVO. Work is in progress on the installation of a second station which should be operational within the next 48 hours.

Sulphur dioxide diffusion tubes which were located in the Plymouth, St. George's Hill, Weekes, MVO South and Lawyers were recovered today and would now be sent to the UK for analysis.

Dust levels were raised at Salem and Woodlands and were low at St. Peter's and St. John's today.

Residents are reminded to remain alert and listen to ZJB radio.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory