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Stratovolcano, lava dome 1050 m / 3300 ft (changing!)
Montserrat, West Indies (UK), 16.72°N / -62.18°W
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Soufrière Hills, Montserrat: volcano news & activity updates

Soufrière Hills volcano (Montserrat): new eruptive phase, ash venting

Friday Jul 09, 2010 08:11 AM |

Montserrat's volcano Soufriére Hills has entered a new eruptive phase. Starting on 25 June 2010, mild ash venting has been observed from Soufriere Hills volcano.
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Previous news
Thursday, Jun 24, 2010
The lava dome on Montserrat is again growing. The latest USGS/GVP activity report summarizes the recent activity: "MVO reported that pyroclastic flows from the Soufrière Hills lava dome occurred during 11-18 June. One of the largest pyroclastic flows traveled W down Gages Valley; others originated from within the collapse scar. A thermal camera showed several hot areas on the lava dome, likely exposed from rockfall and pyroclastic flow activity. On 28 June a small lahar descended the Belham Valley, to the NW. The Hazard Level remained at 3." [more]
Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010
According to a local observer, the possibly first pyroclastic flow from Soufrière Hills since 11 Feb was observed on 1 March 2010. The lava dome was reported glowing bright at night. [more]
Satellite images showing actual changes in deposited material, marked by grey areas (Graphic: MVO, images courtesy of NASA)
Saturday, Feb 27, 2010
NSAS and MVO published a comparision of two satellite images taken on 17 Mar 2007 and a recent one from 21 Feb 2010. The dramatic changes to the landscape including the extension of the eastern coastline near the former Bramble airport are spectacular. ... [more]
Monday, Feb 22, 2010
Since the major dome collapse on February 11, very little activity has been observed at the lava dome of Soufrière Hills volcano. [more]
Friday, Feb 12, 2010
A partial dome collapse occurred at Montserrat's Soufrière Hills volcano on Feb 11 at around 1 pm local time. Large pyroclastic flows travelled to the NE and reached the sea. A column of ash rose to at least 12 km. ... [more]

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