Montserrat Volcano Observatory

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

The level of volcanic activity been low today.

Between 4 pm yesterday and 4 pm today 5 volcano-tectonic earthquakes, 12 hybrid earthquakes, 15 rockfalls and 1 long period earthquake and 1 regional earthquake were recorded by the seismograph networks. The hybrid earthquakes and rockfalls were mostly between 1600 and 2000 local time. One regional earthquake occurred at 1615 local time on Sunday and was located 30 km west of Antigua.

Dust levels were low today at all sites and no SO2 haze could be observed.

Residents are reminded that the volcano remains in a potentially active state, and that they should continue listening to Radio Montserrat in case the present quiet situation at the volcano changes suddenly.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory