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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
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Soufrière Hills, Montserrat: volcano news & activity updates

Soufrière Hills volcano (Montserrat): new vent observed

Friday Apr 06, 2012 16:42 PM | BY: T

The new vent at Soufrière Hills volcano (Greg Scott, Caribbean Helicopters)
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.
No further ash venting has occurred since 23 March.
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Previous news
Monday, Apr 02, 2012
The Montserrat Volcano Observatory reports a significant decrease in the activity of Soufrière Hills volcano. ... [more]

Friday, Mar 23, 2012
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]
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012
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]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
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]
Friday, Jul 09, 2010
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. [more]

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