MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MV0) WEEKLY REPORT MAY 24TH, 2019 TO MAY 31ST, 2019

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano remains low.

The seismic network recorded 21 volcano-tectonic (VT) earthquakes and two rockfall events this week. Fourteen of the VT events occurred in two short swarms on 29 and 30 May. These contained 5 and 9 VTs respectively and lasted for 9 and 22 minutes. No surface activity (e.g., ash venting) was observed following the swarms.

No SO2 flux measurements have been made since 16 May 2019.

Pyroclastic flows can occur at any time without warning on any side of the volcano, including Gages from where they can travel rapidly into Plymouth. Tracks across the Belham Valley can be destroyed or heavily modified by flash flooding or lahars, and caution should be exercised crossing the valley during and after rainfall.

The Hazard Level is 1. There is no public access to Zone V, including Plymouth. Maritime Zones E and W are daytime transit only between sunrise and sunset (boats may sail through the zone but must not stop). Anyone who ignores these restrictions is liable to be prosecuted.

Please continue to monitor ZJB Radio, DMCA’s website at www.dmca.gov.ms and Facebook at Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency-DMCA for regular updates.

SOURCE: MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (MVO)

 

This entry was posted in news. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *