Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 5 p.m. 1 November
to 5 p.m. 2 November 1998

Volcanic activity has continued at a slightly elevated level. There were 45 rockfall signals and 13 volcano-tectonic events over the last 24 hours.

The activity was highest around midnight onwards when there were a few collapses followed by tremor. The volcano then remained relatively quiet for most of today but a few strong events were observed during the afternoon period, the last of which occurred just after 4.00pm and this has been has been immediately succeeded by continuous low level tremor which was still going on at the time of the preparation of this report at 5.00pm.

The upper levels of the mountain were enveloped in clouds so it was not possible to correlate the tremor with probable gas venting at the summit.

The COSPEC measurements indicate a level of sulphur dioxide flux of 740 tons per day.

Residents of Montserrat are advised to keep listening to ZJB Radio Montserrat for information relating to any further developments in the state of the volcano.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory