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Soufriére Hills volcano dome satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Soufriére Hills volcano dome satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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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Montserrat Island by (c) Google Earth View
Montserrat Island by (c) Google Earth View
 

Soufrière Hills, Montserrat: volcano news & activity updates

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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 18:03
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.
Thu, 27 Sep 2007, 19:44
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.
Thu, 30 Aug 2007, 23:45
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).
Thu, 5 Apr 2007, 22:07

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.

Sat, 31 Mar 2007, 17:46
View of the lava dome (photo taken on 29 March 2007, courtesy of Eric Tomme)

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.

Wed, 21 Mar 2007, 20:25

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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Wed, 17 Jan 2007, 23:05

Over the past days, lava-dome growth at Soufrière Hills continued and was focused on the NW sector of the dome. Occasional pyroclastic flows travelled down to the W in Gages Valley, to the NW in Tyres Ghaut and S down the Tar River Valley.

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Mon, 8 Jan 2007, 11:08
Picture taken on January 8 at 6 :30 from Bouillante, Guadeloupe, facing the Montserrat island. (courtesy of Alex, from Sous-leVent)

As our correspondand Roy reports, a major explosion (probably a major dome collapse) has just occured on Montserrat's volcano, producing an eruption column of 30,000 ft (10 km).

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Mon, 8 Jan 2007, 09:50
A Pyroclastic flow "boils" into the upper reaches of Tyres Ghaut, on the northwestern side of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. Picture taken at 11:24 (local time) 3 January 2007, courtesy of Greg Scott of Caribbean Helicopters.

Soufrière Hills volcano continues to be in a high eruption state. Frequent rock falls trigger pyroclastic flows from the lava dome towards the NW sector Tyres Ghaut and Gages Valley. The run out distances in Tyres Ghaut have, however, shown signs of increasing, possibly exceeding the previous maximum estimate of 1500 m.

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Thu, 4 Jan 2007, 07:20

Over the past weeks, the lava dome of Montserrat's has been growing at rapid pace. The possibility of major dome collapse events (such as on May, 20, 2006) and associated pyroclastic flows promted the government to evacuate hundreds of people living at the base of the Belham Valley. Montserrat's Soufriere Hills volcano.

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