Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 16:00 on 09 October
to 16:00 on 10 October 1995

There were 6 located earthquakes during the period under review. These were all clustered beneath the Soufriere Hills volcano generally of a shallow depth (0-4km). The events were all volcano-tectonic.

There were several isolated episodes of broad band tremor which may be associated with increased steam emission. Emission of steam from the July 28th vent, reported in our last update continues.

There was a minor eruption around 12 minutes past midnight, with light ashfall reported in Plymouth.

At approximately 02:25 a signal from the Gages seismic station indicated that there was increased runoff/muddy water as a result of the rainfall in Fort Ghaut.

Visual inspection of the crater by the helicopter suggest significant steam emission and an increase in the size of the dome.

No significant changes were noted in the measurements made at the EDM site at Tar River today.

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