Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Morning Update
Report for the period 16:00 22 August
to 07:00 23 August 1996

Activity at the Soufriere Hills volcano during the night appears to have been at a relatively low level. It was characterised mainly by the occurrence of small- to moderate-sized rockfalls. Several episodes of low-amplitude broadband tremor were also recorded at the stations closest to the Crater.

Visibility during the early morning from both the Observatory and Bramble Airport was very poor.

Extreme care should be exercised when driving in areas affected by recent ashfalls. Please do not forget to wear dust masks.

The Tar River Valley and surrounding areas are extremely hazardous and should not be entered under any circumstances.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory