Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 5 p.m. 20 June
to 5 p.m. 21 June 1998

The volcano has remained quiet today. 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes were recorded between 4 o'clock yesterday and 4 o'clock today.

Scientists at Lover's Lane this morning observed that recent heavy rains have cut a channel 6 meters deep through the pyroclastic flow deposits at the end of the lane. This channel runs someway north of where Fort Ghaut used to be and has damaged the road which used to go into town from the southeast end of Lovers lane.

Dust levels were low at all sites today. A dense blue sulphur dioxide haze was seen over Chances Peak after this afternoons rain.

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