Montserrat

Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls

Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
20 March 2002, 6h from Jack Boy Hill. The growing spine at the dome's top emerges from the morning fog.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
20 March 2002, 7h. As the fog disappears the whole dome, topped by the growing spine, appears.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
22 March 2002, 7h. Two days later, the spine has fallen, while another, smaller one is growing.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
22 March 2002, 7h. Continuous rockfalls, released by the growing spine, raise white trails of dust.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
19 March 2002, 19h from Jack Boy Hill. At dusk incandescent rockfalls release dense trails of dust. The spine is in the fog.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
20 March 2002, 5h. At night, the whole incandescent spine glows through the clouds. Above the Milky Way.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
20 March 2002, 5h. The glowing dome and the Milky Way. A fireball falls over left horizon.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
20 March 2002, 6h. Dawn illuminates the steam released by the dome.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
21 March 2002, 5h. The eruption rate is at a high level: 2 cubic meters of lava are released per second.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
22 March 2002, 6h. Glowing rockfalls cause dust trails.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
22 March 2002, 6h. The spine is the source of most rockfalls.
Spine Evolution and Incandescent Rockfalls
22 March 2002, 7h. Dust trails raised by continuous rockfalls.