Soufrière Hills update for 9-16 October from the MVO 16 October 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Caribbean, eruptions, Soufrière Hills.
Tags: Caribbean, Montserrat, Soufrière Hills, volcanic activity reports, volcanic eruptions
The bulletin reports that activity has been at a high level this week, with very high seismicity (rockfall signals=1224, long period events=382, volcano tectonic earthquakes=1) and a new lava dome growing since at least 9 October, with the summit of the new dome now around 60 metres above the old dome. Pyroclastic flows have been descending to the west and north-east, and there has been extensive ashfall on the western side of the volcano.
Quick mention: the NASA Earth Observatory has a new image of Soufrière Hills captured on 13 October by the Aqua satellite’s MODIS.
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