The has been no noticeable change in the pattern of volcanic activity overnight. Rockfalls and long-period earthquakes continue, to be the most dominant events as evidenced by the seismic records. There is also evidence that a relatively high level of steam and gas emission occurred during the period under review. Most of the rockfall signals were of moderate amplitude and duration shorter than three minutes. This is an indication that the rockfalls were small and that the fragments are not travelling far from the dome which still continues to grow. 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.