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#161 Postby Gustywind » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:11 am

msbee wrote:
Gustywind wrote:Bad news for us in Guadeloupe. In a last update given ours journalists of RCI Guadeloupe, the airport is close until tommorow morning! Two reasons: first the persistence of the ash in the air second the troubles of wateroutages due to the lack of water to clean the airport because of the underconsommation of water by the citizens! Looks like that concerning the Carnival, the show must go on this afternoon in spite of the ash risk :roll. Let's hope that things will be ok during the next few hours...


so sorry to hear that Gusty
hope that people are careful and safe during carnival, considering everything.
I hear that here we have had several flight cancellations from the USA today due to the ash.
on top of that, we are being attacked by large swells from the NW, which is causing severe beach erosion and apparently caused 2 cruise ships to cancel out today.
Mother Nature is sure having her fun with all of us , isn't she? :roll:

Yeah Msbee i understand, i hope that for the people but we will see... Seems that we're facing the assaults of Mother Nature :eek: , let's be prudent during this special episode. Thanks for all Barbara, if you can continue to keep us informed... i will try to :).
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#162 Postby cycloneye » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:12 am

Latest advisory

Some good news as the main plume is now north of Puerto Rico.But some lingering ash remains as the emisions continue.

FVXX20 KNES 131459
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100213/1458Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/199

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS. METAR. VAFTAD.
PILOT REPORT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 13/1415Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N2233 W06659 - N2022 W06440
- N1935 W06613 - N2134 W06832 - N2233 W06659 MOV
NE 15KT SFC/FL040 25NM WID LINE BTN N1708 W06313
- N1642 W06209. MOV NW 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 13/2030Z SFC/FL180 N2451 W06548
- N2215 W06223 - N2051 W06407 - N2340 W06713 -
N2451 W06548 SFC/FL040 25NM WID LINE BTN N1759
W06331 - N1644 W06209.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/0230Z SFC/FL040 25NM WID
LINE BTN N1754 W06405 - N1640 W06210. SFC/FL180
NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/0830Z SFC/FL040 25NM WID
LINE BTN N1747 W06417 - N1641 W06208.

RMK: VA CLD TO FL180 PRSTS CENTERED 190NM N OF
SAN JUAN MVG NE AT 15KTS. VA TO FL040 EXTDD 60NM
NW OF THE SUMMIT AT 1415Z. VA AT FL180 FCST TO
DISP IN 12HRS WITH LOW LVL EMISSIONS CONTG AT
SUMMIT.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#163 Postby cycloneye » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:18 pm

From afternoon discussion by NWS San Juan.

.AVIATION...EXPECT PREVAILING VFR CONDITIONS ACROSS THE LOCAL
ISLANDS AND AT ALL LOCAL TAF SITES THROUGH TONIGHT. DESPITE
LIMITED PIREPS AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS (EXCEPT TISX) REPORTING
IT...LEFTOVER...DISPERSING VOLCANIC ASH HAS MOVED ACROSS THE
LOCAL ISLANDS TODAY...REDUCING VISIBILITIES AND PRODUCING HAZY
CONDITIONS. THIS ASH IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO LIFT SLOWLY NORTH
AND AWAY FROM THE LOCAL ISLANDS TONIGHT. HOWEVER...NEW ASH AND
STEAM FROM MONTSERRAT WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT TKPK THROUGH AT
LEAST EARLY TONIGHT. ALL AVIATION INTERESTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO
MONITOR LATER FORECASTS...ADVISORIES AND SIGMETS.
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#164 Postby Gustywind » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:07 pm

Latest update: the airport of Le Raizet Guadeloupe should be open tommorow morning at 7 AM :).
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#165 Postby Gustywind » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:16 am

Flights are ok now in Guadeloupe, the Airport of Le Raizet is officially open :)
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#166 Postby cycloneye » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:03 pm

FVXX20 KNES 141911
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100214/1910Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/204

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS. NAM WINDS.
RADIOSONDE.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING EMISSIONS.

OBS VA DTG: 14/1845Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 N1756 W06301 - N1642 W06208
- N1634 W06216 - N1719 W06352 - N1756 W06301 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0100Z SFC/FL050 N1752 W06334
- N1641 W06207 - N1635 W06216 - N1729 W06405 -
N1752 W06334

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/0700Z SFC/FL050 N1747
W06343 - N1644 W06209 - N1633 W06219 - N1725
W06408 - N1747 W06343

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1300Z SFC/FL050 N1750
W06345 - N1641 W06208 - N1636 W06217 - N1723
W06411 - N1750 W06345

RMK: VA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO MOVE TOWARD
THE NW OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS. ...KIBLER

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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#167 Postby msbee » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:18 am

a friend if mine sent this to me.
it was taken last Thursday from an Air Caraibes plane on its way from Guadeloupe to Grand Case, St. Martin. The dome on Montserrat had just collapsed.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#168 Postby cycloneye » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:29 am

:uarrow: Impressive image of that moment.It is estimated that the cloud of ash rose to around 50,000 feet.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#169 Postby vbhoutex » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:29 pm

That is impressive. Is there anyone stillk living near the volcano or have they evacuated large areas permanently? this has been active for quite a while.
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#170 Postby cycloneye » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:59 pm

vbhoutex wrote:That is impressive. Is there anyone stillk living near the volcano or have they evacuated large areas permanently? this has been active for quite a while.


I found some information about that island and its population.There are still people living in Monterrat but the majority that were there have evacuated.

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano ... m=1600-05=
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#171 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:18 pm

KNES 171902
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100217/1902Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/216

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS. PILOT REPORT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMISSIONS

OBS VA DTG: 17/1815Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 20NM WID LINE BTN N1840
W06347 - N1756 W06339 - N1643 W06210. MOV NW 0KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/0030Z SFC/FL080 20NM WID
LINE BTN N1841 W06329 - N1758 W06318 - N1639
W06208.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/0630Z SFC/FL080 20NM WID
LINE BTN N1841 W06315 - N1643 W06211.

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/1230Z SFC/FL080 20NM WID
LINE BTN N1847 W06338 - N1720 W06301 - N1644
W06210.

RMK: VA SEEN MOVING NW OF THE SUMMIT. ...SPAMPATA

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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#172 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:27 pm

I found a you-tube video of the big eruption of Febuary 11.Its really impressive that dark cloud of ash and rocks going up 50,000 feet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeOaErI9r30
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#173 Postby msbee » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:45 pm

That's an incredible video.
the power of that thing.
and to think it was dormant for centuries before roaring to life in 1995.
amazing!
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#174 Postby cycloneye » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:31 pm

Maybe it will turn more quiet? No graphics with this advisory.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/messages.html

FVXX20 KNES 191831
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100219/1831Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/224

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. MONTSERRAT OBSERVATORY.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ACTIVITY.

OBS VA DTG: 19/1815Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/0030Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 20/0630Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/1230Z

RMK: THE MONTSERRAT VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INDICATES
THAT THE PLUME MOVING W IS MOSTLY STEAM AND
LITTLE VA CONTENT. SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS FAINT
PLUME MOVING W. ...KIBLER
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#175 Postby msbee » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:37 pm

12 to 19 February 2010

Activity at the Soufrière Hills Volcano has been low this week.


There have been fifty three rock fall signals, thirty four long period events, four hybrid earthquakes and one volcano tectonic event recorded this week.

There have been sporadic rockfalls occurring off the inner walls of the collapse scar formed by the 11 February event. In addition rockfalls have been generated from the dome summit region into Gages valley. On Sunday 14 February at 14:35 there were a series of four moderate-sized pyroclastic flows into Gingoes Ghaut to the southwest. These pyroclastic flows generated ashfall in inhabited areas of northwestern Montserrat.

Clear views of the dome this week have revealed that the dome collapse scar on the northern flank of the volcano formed by the dome collapse event on the 11 February is approximately 300 metres wide. Separate from the collapse scar is a deep crater of a similar diameter in the summit of the lava dome. The pyroclastic flows formed on the 11 February have extended the coastline by a maximum of 650 metres to the east. MVO staff measured temperatures of 470oC at Trants on Monday 15 February, these deposits will retain such high temperatures for months.

It is at present unclear whether there is any new dome growth within the crater. However FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) measurements on the afternoon of the 17 February gave a hydrochloric acid /sulphur dioxide ratio of 0.76, which is consistent with quite slow extrusion of lava on that day.


The Hazard Level is 4. There is no access to Zone C and only daytime access (6:30 am to 5:30 pm) to part of Zone B.


Additional information on the Soufrière Hills Volcano, the Hazard Level System and a glossary of volcanic terms can be found at the MVO website
http://www.montserratvolcanoobservatory ... 87&lang=en
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#176 Postby cycloneye » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:54 pm

After four days without advisories,here is the next one after that period.

FVXX22 KNES 231356
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100223/1356Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/228

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. NAM WINDS. MONTSERRAT
OBSERVATORY.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EMISSIONS OF GASES AND POSSIBLE
LIGHT VA

OBS VA DTG: 23/1332Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 10NM WID LINE BTN N1721
W06245 - N1643 W06211. MOV NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/1930Z SFC/FL050 10NM WID
LINE BTN N1726 W06232 - N1643 W06211.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/0130Z SFC/FL050 10NM WID
LINE BTN N1729 W06221 - N1643 W06211.

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/0730Z SFC/FL050 10NM WID
LINE BTN N1729 W06213 - N1641 W06211.

RMK: MORNING VISIBLE IMAGERY SHOWS A PLUME MOVING
NW. THE MVO REPORTS MAINLY GASES WITH POSSIBLE
SLIGHT AMOUNTS OF ASH. ...SCHWARTZ

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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean continues active

#177 Postby cycloneye » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:31 pm

Volcano is now quiet!!

Great news comming from the latest advisory/.Lets see if it continues quiet for future decades.

FVXX22 KNES 241714
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100224/1714Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/230

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. GFS WINDS. RADIOSONDE.
MONTSERRAT OBSERVATORY.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NO NEW ERUPTIVE ACTIVITY.

OBS VA DTG: 24/1645Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 N1722 W06152 - N1650 W06149
- N1641 W06209 - N1645 W06210 - N1722 W06152 MOV
NE 0KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/2300Z SFC/FL050 N1712 W06153
- N1712 W06147 - N1644 W06144 - N1640 W06210 -
N1644 W06210 - N1652 W06158 - N1712 W06153

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/0500Z SFC/FL050 N1658
W06143 - N1635 W06141 - N1636 W06216 - N1652
W06215 - N1658 W06143

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/1100Z SFC/FL050 N1711
W06222 - N1704 W06137 - N1640 W06209 - N1641
W06213 - N1711 W06222

RMK: GASES ALONG WITH RESUSPENDED ASH CAN BE SEEN
WITHIN 30NM OF THE SUMMIT. THE VOLCANO IS
CURRENTLY QUIET. ANY VA IS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS
BEING PICKED UP BY THE WIND. ...SPAMPATA
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean has turned quiet

#178 Postby cycloneye » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:49 pm

Volcano continues quiet

FVXX22 KNES 251637
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20100225/1636Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SOUFRIERE HILLS 1600-05
PSN: N1642 W06210

AREA: W_INDIES

SUMMIT ELEV: 3002 FT (915 M)

ADVISORY NR: 2010/234

INFO SOURCE: GOES-12. MONTSERRAT OBSERVATORY.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ACTIVITY.

OBS VA DTG: 25/1615Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 25/2230Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 26/0430Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 26/1030Z

RMK: VA IS NOT SEEN IN VISIBLE STLT IMAGERY. THE
MVO INDICATES LOW SEISMIC AND VA ACTIVITY. ONLY
BLOWING VA AROUND THE SUMMIT. ...KIBLER


NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean has turned quiet

#179 Postby vbhoutex » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:36 pm

I imagine many islanders are happy to have this quiet period. Hope it lasts for a long time!
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Re: Soufriere Volcano in Eastern Caribbean has turned quiet

#180 Postby cycloneye » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:41 pm

There was some activity in the past few days but not was another big eruption.It was caused by heavy rains that fell in the volcano.Read information at link for the details.

http://www.montserratvolcanoobservatory ... 94&lang=es
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