Sunday, June 17, 2007

Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat - John Seach

Lava dome growth has ceased at Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat. During the week of 8-15 June there was no lava extrusion. While the dome is not growing in size, it still presents a hazard due to collapse, creating pyroclastic flows and surges capable of impacting on the lower Belham Valley and lower lying areas up to lower Happy Hill and the Old Towne ridge. On 11th June heavy rainfall caused a lahar and two pyroclastic flows.
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