Soufriére Hills, Montserrat, West Indies

MVO reported that that during 13-19 February the lava dome at Soufrière Hills changed very little, based on visual observations. Seismic activity was very low and low-level rockfall activity continued. Fumarolic activity on the N and E flanks continued. Active fumaroles were also noted in the Galway’s area to the S of the dome. Clouds obscured views to the W in the Gages Wall area. Heavy rainfall triggered lahars in multiple drainages. On 13 February, the lower Belham river valley to the W was impassable for a short time due to lahars. The Alert Level remained elevated at 4 (on a scale of 0-5).

Source: Montserrat Volcano Observatory – “Reports provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”


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