Video Clips of the 12 May 1996 Pyroclastic Activity
Pyroclastic Flow Meets the Atlantic Ocean!

For centuries, volcanologists have debated about the fate of pyroclastic flows that come in contact with bodies of water. On 12 May 1996, on the tiny island of Montserrat, a spectacular display of volcanological processes took place. A series of three pyroclastic flows cascaded off the unstable dome and raced towards the Atlantic Ocean, less than 4 kilometers from the volcano. These video clips are part of a larger tape that MVO is collecting and is planning on release to the public in the near future.

All video clips here are © Montserrat Volcano Observatory and the Montserrat Government. More information about video availability will be made available when it is known.