The level of activity at the volcano overnight has remained low. The seismic records have been dominated by rockfall signals indicating the dome continues to grow. Two small volcano-tectonic earthquakes have also been recorded.
The dome is clear this morning. A narrow plume of ash & steam is being carried westward on the wind at present. Bramble Tower report no major changes in the eastern face of the dome.
Despite the current low level of activity, the volcano remains active and potentially dangerous. The lava dome is currently larger than ever before and shows signs of becoming more active. There are several areas on the eastern and south eastern face which appear very unstable and further pyroclastic flows are likely. Explosive activity similar to the September 17 event and possibly larger is still a distinct possibility. 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 extremely important to wear an ash mask when there is ash in the air.