VDAP Soufriere Hills Images

Deployment of volcano-monitoring instruments.

Many volcanoes that become restless have few or no historical eruptions, and are not monitored well. For example, after Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat became restless in 1995, VDAP installed many new seismometers from an emergency equipment cache (new seismic station shown below) to enable scientists to better monitor the volcano and to provide information needed by public officials to ensure public safety.

  • Soufriere Hills volcano

  • Bringing in equipment by plane

  • Installing a seismometer