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Soufriére Hills volcano dome satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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Soufriere Hills volcano
Stratovolcano, lava dome 1050 m / 3300 ft (changing!)
Montserrat, West Indies (UK), 16.72°N / -62.18°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Soufriere Hills volcano eruptions:
1995-2011, 2012
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Construction of lava domes.
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Soufrière Hills, Montserrat: volcano news & activity updates

Soufrière Hills volcano (Montserat), activity update: low activity of lava dome

Saturday Nov 03, 2007 18:03 PM | BY: TS

During 24-30 October the lava dome at Soufrière
Hills changed very little. Seismic activity was very low and low-level rockfall and pyroclastic flow activity continued.
During 25-26 October, vigorous lahar activity was noted, especially to the E, including the Tar River valley. Ashfall was visible over N Montserrat, possibly due to rockfall activity and steam venting.
On 30 October a small pyroclastic flow was observed in the Tar River valley. The Alert Level remained elevated at 4.
Previous news
Thursday, Sep 27, 2007
Montserrat Volcano Observatory reported that during 19-25 September the lava dome at Soufrière Hills changed only very little. Seismic activity was very low and low-level rockfall activity continued. [more]
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007
MVO reported that during 21-28 August the lava dome at Soufrière Hills changed very little, based on visual observations. Seismic activity was very low and low-level rockfall activity continued. On 23 August, heavy rainfall triggered small rockfalls and four pyroclastic flows to the E down the Tar River Valley. Ash and steam emissions from the dome produced a plume that drifted W. A lahar occurred in the Belham river valley to the NW. The Alert Level remained elevated at 4 (on a scale of 0-5). [more]
Thursday, Apr 05, 2007

Over the past days, lava-dome growth at Soufrière Hills was reduced or possibly paused. Small, intermittent pyroclastic flows occurred in the Tar River Valley.

[more]
View of the lava dome (photo taken on 29 March 2007, courtesy of Eric Tomme)
Saturday, Mar 31, 2007

The lava dome at Soufrière Hills continues to grow, mainly on its NE side. Over the past week, pyroclastic flows mainly affected the sector from the ENE to the NW of the dome and traveled intermittently E down the Tar River Valley. Small flows (<500 m in length) occurred NW in Tyres Ghaut, and one flow was observed at the top of Farrell's Plain.

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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007

During 2-9 March, lava-dome growth at Soufrière Hills continued and was concentrated on an E-facing lobe topped with blocky, spine-like protrusions. Rockfalls affected the E and NE flanks. Pyroclastic flows traveled 2 km and were confined E in the Tar River Valley. Heightened pyroclastic activity on 7 March resulted in an ash plume that rose to an estimated 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. On 11 March, a pyroclastic flow traveled down the NE flank into White's Ghaut. On 12 March, a large, blocky spine leaned steeply towards the NE.

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