The volcano has been fairly quiet overnight. The seismic network has recorded only one volcano-tectonic earthquake and several rockfall and pyroclastic flow signals. The largest signal at 3:20 am was of a similar size to the largest events in recent days, and was probably due to a pyroclastic flow over the Galway's Wall.
Cloud is currently obscuring the crater area.
Despite the apparent low level of activity, the volcano remains dangerous. The lava dome continues to grow, and is now almost as high as the previous maximum height achieved in July 1996. Pyroclastic flows may happen with little warning. Explosive activity similar to the September 17 event, and maybe slightly larger, is possible. Only essential visits should be made to zone C and people should remain alert, listen to Radio Montserrat and be ready to leave at short notice.