Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 5 p.m. 8 November
to 5 p.m. 9 November 1998

There was a further pyroclastic flow down the White River this morning at 8:47 a.m. Ash from this collapse reached to between 8,000 and 10,000 feet and drifted west over Plymouth. An observation flight later in the day showed that there were new deposits in the White River to about 2.5 km from the dome. A small pyroclastic flow also occurred down the Gages valley at lunchtime, but was confined to the upper parts of the valley.

Apart from these events there were 46 rockfall signals, 3 long period and 11 volcano-tectonic earthquakes recorded over the last 24 hours. This is about the same level of activity as yesterday.

GPS surveys have been continuing around the volcano in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. Occupations of sites at Roche's Yard, St. George's Hill, Blakes, Dagenham and Lee's Yard have been in progress over the last few days.

The team from Cambridge University continued with their measurements of the gas plume today.

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