Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Morning Update
0700H 03 June, 1996

Volcanic activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano has been at a moderate level overnight, dominated by rock falls signals and repetitive hybrid events. The largest rockfall of the period since 16:00 on 2 June occurred at 01:41 on 3 June.

The size and frequency of repetitive hybrid events have reduced significantly during the night. Since about 05:00 this morning these events have become quite small and less repetitive. The hybrids are now occurring with quite variable frequency and are recorded only on the Gages and Chances Peak seismic stations

Broadband tremor has been mostly intermittent and of low amplitude during the night. There was one period of continuous moderate-amplitude broadband tremor which occurred between 02:42 and 04:49 on 03 June.

The volcano was again covered by very low cloud cover early this morning and no clear views were obtained of the summit.

The MVO still views the situation at the Soufriere Hills Volcano with grave concern and the scientists continue 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.

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