Soufrière Hills volcano (Montserrat), activity update: lava dome growth
Soufrière Hills volcano on Montserrat remains very active. As MVO reports, the dome continues to grow at a high rate, with pyroclastic flow activity on the eastern section of the dome. A distinct lobe on the north-west side of the dome is believed to have grown during the last week.
The alert level is currently 4. Residents of Montserrat and visitors to the island are advised to tune into ZJB Radio for up-to-date information on the volcano. Access to all areas south of Richmond Hill, and south of Jack Boy Hill to Bramble airport and beyond is prohibited at all times. The daytime entry zone, comprising the top part of St. George’s Hill, is currently closed. The maritime exclusion zone around the southern part of the island extends 3 km off shore from Whites Yard to Roches Yard on the east side of the volcano, 2 km offshore from O’Garras to Gingoes on the south-west, and 200 m offshore from Plymouth.
For further explanations of the volcanic phenomena described, and information about the Soufrière Hills Volcano and the ongoing eruption, please look at the observatory’s website: http://www.mvo.ms.
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