Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 5 p.m. 16 August
to 5 p.m. 17 August 1998

Activity on the volcano has remained at a low level. There were 12 rockfall signals, 1 hybrid and 2 volcano-tectonic earthquakes over the last 24 hours.

A helicopter flight confirmed that yesterdays pyroclastic flow activity occurred due to the collapse of a large unstable mass of the dome in the Tar River Valley area. The flows reached onto the Tar River fan 100m from the sea.

Dust levels were low at all stations.

Residents should continue listening to Radio Montserrat in case there are sudden developments in the state of the volcano.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory