Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 5 p.m. 9 September
to 5 p.m. 10 September 1998

Over the past 24 hours 3 rockfall signals and 1 volcano-tectonic earthquake were recorded by the seismic network

Cloud levels were reasonably high today allowing scientists to look into the July 3rd scar above the Tar River valley. The fumaroles in the scar are producing steam and gas less vigorously than in previous weeks. Most of the fumaroles lie along a line which runs roughly NE-SW and they are eroding a distinct trench from the back wall of the scar which is about 200m long.

Fresh rockfall debris was observed in the July 3rd scar, on the eastern flanks of the dome and at the top of Gages valley.

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

Montserrat Volcano Observatory