The level of pyroclastic flow and rockfall activity declined late yesterday afternoon after the sustained activity in Gages valley but remained at a slightly elevated level overnight. Within the last two hours the level of activity has begun to increase again with regular small pyroclastic flows and large rockfalls.
The volcano is cloudy this morning but pyroclastic flows have been observed in Mosquito Ghaut, Tar River valley and ash clouds have been observed rising from the Gages valley area.
Pyroclastic flows and surges could now travel into Gages valley, Mosquito Ghaut, Tuitt's Ghaut or the Tar River valley at any time. The authorities and MVO advise that nobody go into Plymouth for the time being. Zones A and B, which include Tuitt's, Bramble, Bethel, Spanish Point, Farms, Harris and Trants, are extremely dangerous and nobody should go into this area at all. The public are reminded that Bramble Airport remains operational, but is open only for essential travel purposes.