Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 16:00 07 May
to 16:00 07 May 1996

Activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano during this period has continued at about the same relatively low level as has been observed during the past several days. The seismicity is still dominated by small- to moderate-sized rockfalls and intermittent low amplitude broadband tremor recorded at the seismic stations nearest to the volcano. A few small hybrid events and long period earthquakes were also recorded during the period.

EDM measurements were not made today because of the low cloud cover. However, re-occupation of the University of Puerto Rico GPS sites at Reid's Hill, St. George's Hill, Radio Antilles (Ogarro's) and Tar River which started on 05 May continues and the data is still being processed.

No COSPEC measurements were made today because of the inclement weather. The programme of sampling of fluids from Galway's Soufriere was restarted today.

No visual observations of the dome have been possible because of the low cloud cover on the volcano.

The present level of activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano continues to cause concern to the scientists. The MVO continues to urge that visits to the evacuated zone be kept to a minimum. The Tar River, Long Ground and Whites areas are extremely dangerous and should not be entered under any circumstances.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory