The volcano has been quiet overnight, with very little seismic activity recorded. The only events have been a few rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows. The pattern of regular swarms of earthquakes seems to have stopped.
Low level cloud over the volcano has prevented any views of the summit. There were no ashfalls reported overnight.
The volcano remains active and potentially dangerous. The lava dome is currently larger than it ever has been before, with a steep eastern face, so further pyroclastic flows are likely. People entering zone C must remain alert, listen to Radio Montserrat and be ready to leave at short notice. Only essential visits should be made. The ash levels in Plymouth are hazardous, and it is very important to wear an ash mask when there is ash in the air.