Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 6 pm 1 March
to 6 pm 2 April 1998

The level of volcanic activity over the past 24 hours has remained low, although there was a slight increase in the number and size of the recorded rockfalls.

Between 16:00 yesterday and 16:00 today there were 16 rockfalls, 3 hybrid earthquakes, 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes and 1 long period earthquake.

This morning, a rockfall was observed down Tuitts ghaut. This was confirmed when fresh deposits were observed in Tuitts during a helicopter observation flight. A mudflow occurred between 0320-0350 last night. Considerable fresh mudflow material was observed in the Belham valley

There was also a mission to study and collect samples from the Boxing Day deposits.

Dust levels at all monitoring stations were low today.

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

Montserrat Volcano Observatory