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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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Thu, 27 Sep 2012, 08:20
MVO reported that during 14-21 September activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level, although multiple rockfalls originated from the W side of the lava dome. The largest event generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled 1 km. Overhanging areas on both on the E and W faces of the dome were observed. The Hazard Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-5).
Tue, 11 Sep 2012, 10:05
Very little change has been observed on the lava dome during the past week, apart from some modifications to the steep eastern face owing to the formation of the pyroclastic flow on 29 August, which occurred at 3:45 pm (local time). ...more [read all]
Thu, 6 Sep 2012, 06:11
MVO reported that during 24-31 August activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level, although seismicity remained slightly elevated. At 1545 on 29 August a small pyroclastic flow traveled 1-1.5 km E down the Tar River Valley. The flow lasted 75 seconds, generated an ash cloud that rose 900-1,200 m and drifted W over Plymouth, and had an extensive fine-grained surge component. The Hazard Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-5).
Sat, 4 Aug 2012, 10:05
Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano is low. ...more [read all]
Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
During 4-11 May activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level. ...more [read all]
Tue, 8 May 2012, 10:05
MVO reported that the cloud cover which often obscures views of the Soufrière Hills lava dome cleared for a short period on 5 May, revealing multiple areas of incandescence, the same ones first observed on 11 November 2011. Some of the areas were visible to the naked eye while more were visible in a long-exposure photograph. ...more
Thu, 3 May 2012, 09:14
MVO reported that during 20-27 April activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level. ...more [read all]
Fri, 6 Apr 2012, 16:42
The new vent at Soufrière Hills volcano (Greg Scott, Caribbean Helicopters)
The Montserrat Volcano Observatory reports that a new vent has been observed in the location where ash venting occurred on 23 March 2012. The vent is located in the floor of the 11 February 2010 collapse scar, immediately south of the remnants of the old English’s Crater wall and southwest of the long-lived hottest fumarole previously identified. It is estimated that the vent is between 30 and 50 m across. ...more
Mon, 2 Apr 2012, 10:05
The Montserrat Volcano Observatory reports a significant decrease in the activity of Soufrière Hills volcano. ...more [read all]
Fri, 23 Mar 2012, 22:29
New ash eruptions have occurred at Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat. The activity is probably phreatic in origin and caused by rising magma under the volcano. ...more [read all]
Wed, 14 Mar 2012, 11:52
A small pyroclastic flow occurred from Montserrat's Soufrière Hills volcano on 9 March, MVO reports. The flow was small, but happened with no warning at around 5:20 pm (local time) from the western flanks of Soufriere Hills Volcano down into Spring Ghaut. ...more [read all]
Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 00:01
20-27 January activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level. Small areas of incandescence emanated from the lava dome at night, similar to observations noted in recent months. On 27 January a small lahar descended from the W side of the lava dome. ...more
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