Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 6 p.m. 25 May
to 6 p.m. 26 May 1998

Volcanic activity has been at a slightly elevated level over the past 24 hours. Between 4 p.m. yesterday and 4 p.m. today, 41 volcano-tectonic earthquakes, 2 hybrid earthquakes and 4 rockfall signals were recorded on the local seismic network. This is a significant increase in the number of volcano-tectonic earthquakes, but most of the events were small. Since about 10 a.m. this morning, the activity has returned to the low levels seen over the past 2 months.

Dust levels were low at all sites today.

Work today continued on the Boxing Day deposits; this will aid our understanding of the events that occurred during this event.

Dr. Jean-Christophe Komorowski, the Scientist in Charge at the Soufriere Observatory on Guadeloupe, arrived today for a month long tour of duty at MVO.

Residents are reminded that the volcano remains in a potentially active state, and that they should continue listening to Radio Montserrat in case there are sudden changes.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory