It’s not only the scientists of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory who keep a close eye on the activity of Soufrière Hills Volcano. All Montserratians have become extremely knowledgeable and conscious about the behaviour of the volcano.
Sharing this knowledge is a really important way that we improve understanding of how volcanoes work, and how they impact communities.
Keep The Faith
‘To cope with this dread imposter / We had to learn its vocabulary
Just to understand all the details / That the scientists tell to me
Like earthquake swarms brought by the tremors / And hot pyroclastic flows
All kinds of seismic events / That each Montserratian now knows’
– Extract from Song 'Keep The Faith' by Zunky 'n Dem