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February 18, 2010 / Dave Gorham

Partial Dome Collapse at Soufriere Hills : Natural Hazards

Near constant emissions from the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat Island in the northeastern Caribbean are well known to residents, tourists and pilots but late last week the volcano experienced a partial dome collapse which is being described as the most severe incident in almost four years. With the collapse, the ash plume extended to 50,000 feet, while hot gas and debris flows out to sea.


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