- Publié le vendredi 12 février 2010 16:05
Montserrat crache dans le ciel de la cendre (silice) sur un périmètre de 15 kms, le plus important réveil du volcan après l'éruption de 1997, révèle le Washington Post en ligne
A volcano on Montserrat shot ash some nine miles (15 kilometers) into the sky yesterday, one of its most dramatic events since a devastating 1997 eruption that drove away half the Caribbean island’s population.
The partial collapse of the dome in the volcano’s crater also unleashed flows of hot gas and rocks, triggering sirens for the evacuation of about 20 people from a nearby village.
Paul Cole, director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, said it appeared to be the most material ejected by the volcano in about four years. He estimated 10 percent to 15 percent of the hardened lava dome had collapsed.