Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 6 pm 30 March
to 6 pm 31 March 1998

The level of volcanic and seismic activity over the past 24 hours has remained low, with only a few recorded seismic events.

Visibility was excellent throughout much of the day. There have been no changes in the dome morphology since yesterday and the highest point is still the prominent spine at 1027m

The EDM reflector on the northern flank of the volcano was shot from Windy Hill. Its movement appears to have slowed, the last three readings having been within a few millimetres of one another The GPS occupation on Gages Mountain yesterday showed that the summit of the mountain has moved 3.5 centimetres towards St Georges Hill since the end of January. The University of Puerto installed telemetry equipment on Antigua today to assist in transferring GPS and gravity data.

Dust levels at the monitoring stations were low today apart from the site at Davy Hill where levels were raised. This is most likely to be due to a combination of the dry conditions and mobilisation of ash by vehicles.

Dr Keith Rowley from Trinidad left Montserrat today. Dr Rick Hoblitt from the United States Geological Survey has taken over as Chief Scientist.

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

Montserrat Volcano Observatory