Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where I'm Gonna Go When the Volcano Blows

Well yesterday I cleaned and vacuumed the pool prior to going sailing. On the way to Red Hook it was raining. When we got home yesterday evening there was a fine layer of dust all over the pool deck as well as in the pool, the patio and the porch. Apparently Montserat is at it again. When it rained it literally washed the ash out of the sky depositing it all over everything here. Here is a link to the Montserrat Observatory Sight and a direct quote about the new event.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory
Activity Report – 29 July 2008

There has been a partial dome collapse on the west side of the Soufriere Hills Volcano.

The collapse started at 11:27 pm local time on Monday 28th July 2008 without any precursory activity. Part of the western side of the lava dome collapsed generating pyroclastic flows that reached Plymouth and the sea.

There were also a few explosions from the dome during the collapse, with the largest at approximately 11:32 pm.

The height of the ash column was estimated at 12 kilometres (40,000 feet) above sea level.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Wow, sounds exciting yet a little frightening. Seems like Mother Earth is restlesss. Yesterday we had a little earthquake out here in socal. It definitely rattled nerves but all is good otherwise. thanks for the links to Montserrat.