Soufrière Hills, Montserrat: volcano news & activity updates
Soufriere Hills volcano (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)) activity update: incandescent spots at lava dome
Thursday May 17, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T
During 4-11 May activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level.
Multiple areas of incandescence on the lava dome, at temperatures greater that 500 degrees Celsius, were visible on 5 May.
Heavy rains on 10 May generated a small lahar in the Belham Valley (NW).
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Soufriere Hills volcano (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)) activity update: incandescent spot at lava dome
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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]
Soufriere Hills volcano (Montserrat, West Indies (UK)) activity update: low level of activity, recent rockfall and pyroclastic deposits observed
Thursday, May 03, 2012
MVO reported that during 20-27 April activity at the Soufrière Hills lava dome was at a low level. ... [more]
Friday, Apr 06, 2012
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]
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]