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Zone C reopens for Daytime Entry after Soufriere’s quiet weekend

On the advice and direction of MVO Director Paul Cole, Zone C on the volcanic risk map, was temporarily closed last week end due to an increase in volcanic tectonic earthquakes below the Soufriere Hills Volcano. On Monday however Governor declared that the zone  would re-open for day time entrance from Tuesday, March  27, 2012.

The announcement was made in a release from His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis. In it he said that the Zone C on the volcanic risk map, while asking the public to note that no entrance is allowed under any circumstances to Zone V on the volcanic risk map.

He advised, “Anyone found in this zone is liable to be arrested and charged.”

The normal conditions of entry into Zone C will apply. This means, access is permitted from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Access gates will be locked at all other times. Boats are permitted to travel through the zone but must not stop.

Zone C comprises of Cork Hill, Weekes, Foxes Bay, Richmond Hill, Delvins and extending 500 m out to sea. It is part of the Exclusion Zone

Reportedly, MVO Public Education Officer Sonja Melander at the time said activity has been very low since the last published reports on Friday.

 

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On the advice and direction of MVO Director Paul Cole, Zone C on the volcanic risk map, was temporarily closed last week end due to an increase in volcanic tectonic earthquakes below the Soufriere Hills Volcano. On Monday however Governor declared that the zone  would re-open for day time entrance from Tuesday, March  27, 2012.

The announcement was made in a release from His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis. In it he said that the Zone C on the volcanic risk map, while asking the public to note that no entrance is allowed under any circumstances to Zone V on the volcanic risk map.

He advised, “Anyone found in this zone is liable to be arrested and charged.”

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The normal conditions of entry into Zone C will apply. This means, access is permitted from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Access gates will be locked at all other times. Boats are permitted to travel through the zone but must not stop.

Zone C comprises of Cork Hill, Weekes, Foxes Bay, Richmond Hill, Delvins and extending 500 m out to sea. It is part of the Exclusion Zone

Reportedly, MVO Public Education Officer Sonja Melander at the time said activity has been very low since the last published reports on Friday.