Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Daily Report
Report for the period 16:00 08 May
to 16:00 09 May 1996

Activity at the Soufriere Hills Volcano during this period has continued at about the same relatively low level observed during the past several days. The seismicity is still dominated by small-to moderate-sized rockfalls. There is now very little of the low amplitude broadband tremor which has been 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 poor visibility. The University of Puerto Rico GPS site at Chances Peak was reoccupied this morning and data is still being recorded.

Further COSPEC measurements were made today and the data is still being processed.

No visual observations of the dome have been possible because of poor visibility.

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