Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 6 pm 29 March
to 6 pm 30 March 1998

The level of volcanic activity over the past 24 hours has remained low, with only a few recorded seismic events. During the period between 1600 yesterday and 1600 today 2 long period earthquakes, 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes and 7 rockfall signals triggered the seismograph network.

Wind directions from the west allowed good observations of the western side of the dome. There were few signs of any new surface activity. Small rockfalls were observed on the Galways side of the dome. The eastern face continues to be the most active with vigorous fumarolic activity. The prominent spine in the mass of new dome material filling the Boxing day scar is still in place.

A kinematic GPS survey of the talus deposits in the upper White river valley was carried out today, along with a GPS occupation of Harris, Whites and Gages mountain.

Dust levels at all the monitoring stations were low today.

Residents are reminded to keep listening to Radio Montserrat for any further information.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory