Pyroclastic flow activity continued at a moderate level overnight, with the occurrence of another peak in intensity between 8 pm and 12:30 am. The largest event occurred at 12:15 am, and had a stronger seismic signal than any previous pyroclastic flow in Tuitt's Ghaut. However, observers at Harris this morning have seen no evidence of a larger flow in the ghaut. Since then, the volcano has been quieter, although small pyroclastic flows occur regularly. The level of earthquake activity remains low.
The summit region of the volcano is covered by cloud this morning.
The northern flanks of the volcano are very dangerous because regular pyroclastic flows are occurring on the slope of the dome which overlooks this region. Each day, the pyroclastic flows are advancing further, and if this pattern continues it is only a matter of time until the flows reach the Paradise River and affect the adjacent area. The villages of Tuitt's, Bramble, Bethel, Harris, Farms and Spanish Point are particularly at risk and nobody should be in these areas at all today. Pyroclastic flows and surge clouds could easily affect these locations, and will cause severe injury or death to anyone who is in the wrong place. WH Bramble airport remains safe at this time.