Volcanic activity has remained at a very low level overnight, with a few small and isolated earthquakes. A relatively small quantity of rockfall signals were also recorded at random throughout the period indicating that there may be a further relaxation in the growth rate of the lava dome. If this change in activity persists the net rate of ash production could fall today and over the next few days. A sequence of hybrid and volcano-tectonic earthquakes started at about 6:00 am and is still underway.
The crater area is obscured by cloud, so no observations have been possible so far.
The eastern side of dome is still steep and unstable. Further pyroclastic flows could occur with little or no prior indication. Residents are therefore reminded to remain alert and responsible at all times. This includes traveling with protective gears such as ash masks at all times, spending the minimum possible time in the evacuated zones and being prepared to take recommended action when advised. The Tar River and upper Galway's areas are extremely dangerous, and should not be entered under any circumstances. Zone E, which includes Corkhill and the airport, remains safe at this time.