Montserrat volcanic activity
Phin Sprague sent us this picture of Montserrat taken in early January from the deck of Lion's Whelp
. Actually several pictures stitched together in Photoshop, it shows the island at dawn January 8 during increased pyroclastic activity that day. For more on the conditions at this Caribbean hotspot, try here
and feel free to ask Phin questions or make commments below.
According to the island volcano observatory: "the maritime exclusion zone around the southern part of the island extends 4 km off shore from Spanish Point to Roches Yard on the east side of the volcano, 2 km offshore from O'Garras to Gingoes on the south-west, and 200 m offshore from Plymouth. In view of the level of volcanic activity, a review of the extent of the maritime exclusion zone offshore around Plymouth in progress, and extreme caution should be exercised in that area."