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Soufriere Hills vulkaan
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 vulkaanuitbarstingen:
1995-2011, 2012
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Construction of lava domes.
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Soufrière Hills, Montserrat: volcano news & activity updates

Soufrière Hills volcano (Montserrat), activity update: explosions & pyroclastic flows

Thursday Jan 15, 2009 22:33 PM | DOOR: TS

It was reported that during 2-3 January activity from the Soufrière Hills lava dome increased drastically. On 2 January, a pyroclastic flow traveled down to Tyers Ghaut (NW) and to to the upper part of Belham River. On 3 January two explosions produced ash plumes to high altitudes and ashfall affected most of the island The strong explosions reached to at least 500 m above the dome. In-column collapses resulted in pyroclastic flows. The level of activity decreased dramatically after the second explosion.
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Friday, Nov 21, 2008
During 7-14 November the activity level at the Soufrière Hills lava dome increased slightly, but remained low, and there was no evidence of lava extrusion. Rockfalls were detected by the seismic network.The Hazard Level remained at 3. [meer...]
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
MVO reported that during 10-17 October the activity level at the ... [meer...]
Sunday, Sep 14, 2008
MVO reported that during 29 August-5 September, data suggested that the W side of the Soufrière Hills lava dome continued to grow. Lahars and rockfalls dominated the activity. Lahars likely descended the Tar River valley on 29 and 31 August. On 1 September, a lahar descended the Belham River valley to the NW; the event lasted approximately 50 minutes. A new vent on the NW part of the lava dome, a little further N of the previous Gages vent, was observed during an overflight on 4 September. The smell of volcanic gases was occasionally noticed when the wind blew N and NE. The Hazard Level remained at 3. [meer...]
Sunday, Aug 24, 2008
Soufrière Hills volcano produces small pyroclastic flows going down the Tar River on the East flank of the lava dome, which continues to grow with lava extrusion on its western part. [meer...]
Thursday, Aug 21, 2008
A new lava extrusion from Soufrière Hills started from the W side of the lava dome between the 28 July lava-dome collapse event and 8 August, when a new channel of fresh rockfall material was seen below Gages Wall. During 8-15 August, seismicity and the rate of lava extrusion were generally low and sulfur dioxide emissions were elevated. On 14 August the W side of the dome was visible and the explosion crater that was generated on 28 July was almost completely filled with new lava. Lava spilled over the lower and W side of the crater and generated rockfalls below Gages Wall that were observed and heard from St. George's Hill. During 14-15 August, the scent of volcanic gases was noticeable at times in inhabited areas of Montserrat. The Hazard Level was 3. [meer...]

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