Montserrat

Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)

Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
At sunrise on 29 Jan, ash is blown towards the West by a strong easterly wind.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Ash venting from the summit and pyroclastic flow in Aymer's Ghaut.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Panoramic view of Pea Ghaut.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Abandoned houses at bottom right give the scale.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Ash is blown over S. George Hill in a quiet full moon night.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Ash venting from the summit and pyroclastic flow in Aymer's Ghaut seen from South-West.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Concern at Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) about the amount of ash fall in Belam Valley.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
A lot of ash rises into the upper troposphere, where it expands forming a spectacular mushroom.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
The ash mushroom expands and then covers half the sky above the MVO helipad.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
The ash column drifts kilometers across the sea and dims the sunlight.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
At sunset ash venting further increases, causing billowing ash clouds over S. George Hill.
Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
Romantic sunset with volcano view.
Photos by Marco Fulle taken with 10-20mm zoom and 50mm lens (reflex digicam with 16x24mm sensor).