Thursday, January 11, 2007

Soufriere Hills Volcano (Montserrat)

An explosive eruption began at Soufriere Hills volcano on 8th January at 05:054 local time. Three distinct eruptions were heard at Woodlands north of the volcano. Pyroclastic flows travelled down Gages Valley and Tyres Ghaut into the head of the Belham River Valley with a runout distance of 5 km. Ash was emitted to 30,000 ft. By 09:30 seismicity had returned to background levels.
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