The volcano has again been quiet overnight. The pattern of rockfalls and long-period earthquakes continues, with very few volcano-tectonic or hybrid earthquakes. The number of long-period earthquakes in the last week has been higher than at anytime during the last year. The long-period earthquakes are thought to be due to gas movement within the volcano, probably close to the surface, and they indicate that the volcano is still active and dangerous.
The top of the volcano is obscured by low cloud this morning.
Whilst dome growth continues at the Soufriere Hills volcano, it remains dangerous. Pyroclastic flows and surges could occur without warning in the Tar River or White River valleys, and people should stay well away from these areas. Rapid changes in the style of activity and areas affected are possible. Visitors to Zone C should therefore stay alert and are reminded to stay well clear of ghauts in the event of heavy rain.