Montserrat

Dome Collapse

Dome Collapse
18 September 2002, 8h from Jack Boy Hill. A long period seismic wave shakes the dome, triggering rockfalls over all over its flanks.
Dome Collapse
18 September 2002, 8h. After a few seconds, the dome totally disappears behind the dust cloud generated by pyroclastic flows.
Dome Collapse
20 March 2002, 12h from Vue Pointe Hotel. After a major dome collapse, the ash column rises above the volcano.
Dome Collapse
17 September 2002, 11h. The prevailing winds from SE carry the ash column towards the Hotel and cause a major ash fall.
Dome Collapse
17 September 2002, 17h from Vue Pointe Hotel. A major dome collapse triggers pyroclastic flows which descend down the Tar River Valley (left) and Tuitt's Ghaut (right).
Dome Collapse
17 September 2002, 18h. The ash from pyroclastic flows rises into the sky and block out the sunlight.
Dome Collapse
17 September 2002, 18h. The ash column rises 4 km high. Its top remains sunlit long after the sunset at the Hotel.
Dome Collapse
20 September 2002, 19h from Vue Pointe Hotel. Minor dome collapse still generates ash which passes infront of the full moon. Fomalhaut above the dome.